Monday, 12 November 2012

Snow Bunting & Common Crane

Lade - 0800hrs - Mild, overcast, dry, w1 - Very little change wildfowl wise on the pits although I couldn't find the Long-tailed Duck. Virtually no overhead passage apart from one flock of 20 Goldfinches.
Littlestone Golf Links - 1230hrs - Had brief views of a Snow Bunting on the deck at the St Mary`s Bay end of the rough track before it was flushed by a dog. Despite wandering down to the outfall pipe at St Mary`s Bay I couldn`t relocate it. On the shingle at high tide 40 Turnstones and 20 Sanderlings.

Scotney Gravel Pits -1430hrs - In poor light with a steady drizzle managed distant views of the Common Crane in a stubble field to the west of the pits in Sussex, along with hundreds of corvids, gulls, Lapwings and Starlings, plus a bedraggled Marsh Harrier. All the usual feral geese and ducks on the fields by the pits on the Kent side.
Littlestone - Another attempt at the bunting in rain and a blustery wind drew a blank.

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