Wednesday 21 March 2012

Fog, Midges and a few Birds...

Dungeness - 0915hrs - Fog, followed by warm sunshine and by late afternoon a chilly easterly - Had to revert to Plan B due to thick fog around the point `til midday.
Lade - 0930hrs - Started off with a Black Redstart and Chiffchaff along the fence line by the caravan park, plus several more Chiffs singing in the willows. On the pits 4 Goldeneyes, 2 Shelducks, 6 prs of Great Crested and 2prs of Little Grebes.
RSPB - 1030hrs - From the causeway road on ARC Little Egret and 2 Goldeneyes while the fields at Boulderwall held 7 Snow Geese, 2 Beardies, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker and 100 Wigeon. On the circular walk; a plague of midges at Burrowes, single Ruff, Lapwings and singing Chiffchaffs in the bushes; 6 Dabchicks, 4 Redshanks and good views of displaying Marsh Harriers at Dengemarsh; `booming` Bittern from the ramp and the dreaded Snow Geese again; from Springfield Bridge 31 Golden Plovers landed on the stony field.
Galloways - 1600hrs Around the range road we had 25 Corn Buntings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 7 Curlews, 2 Stonechats,  2 Linnets.
Lydd - 1700hrs - Good views of a pair of Little Owls on the chicken sheds.

                                           Midges, Burrowes

                                           Golden Plovers, Stony Field

                                           Corn Bunting, Galloways

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