Saturday, 14 April 2012

Return of the north-easterlies...

Lade - 0700hrs - chilly, sunshine/cloud, ne3 - The blocking north-easter has returned and with it a dip in temperatures and few warblers in song apart from a few Reed and Sedge Warblers. A couple of Med Gulls over calling were the only noteworthy birds.
RSPB - 1300hrs - A few scraps around the bird reserve this afternoon included 3 Whimbrels from the access road, Yellow Wagtail and LRP on ARC, 2 Garganeys on Dengemarsh, plus 5 Avocets and the `resident` Long-tailed Duck on Burrowes. A few Swallows around the place and plenty of singing Reed and Sedge Warblers.
Dungeness - 1530hrs An hours seawatching from the concrete road delivered the poor return of 2 Little Gulls, 2 divers, 7 scoters and 3 Gannets. Plenty of close porpoise activity just offshore with at least 5 counted.

                                           Sedge Warbler, ARC

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