Friday, 2 November 2012

Long-tailed Duck

Lade - 1000hrs - Weather wise a repeat of yesterday with heavy rain throughout the morning turning brighter by mid afternoon, w2 - A juvenile Long-tailed Duck (found by OL yesterday) remained on north pit at the causeway end. This is the first one for a couple of years and the hope is that it will settle down for the winter. Joined PB on the causeway in dreadful light to capture a couple of digi-scope record shots. Elsewhere, all the usual wildfowl, plus Goldeneye, calling Water Rails and Cetti`s Warblers. Kestrel and Marsh Harrier noted on the farmland along with up to 10 Blackbirds in the scrub.

                                          Long-tailed Duck, Lade Pits

Burrowes  -  1300hrs - Plenty of common wildfowl from the Visitors Centre, plus 2 Great White Egrets of up to 5 in the area at the moment.
Driving into New Romney from Lydd this afternoon a loose flock of 8 Jays flew across the road by Hammonds Corner.

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