Monday 26 November 2012

Wet, Wet, Wet...

Dungeness - 0900hrs - Mild, very wet, windy, w 4 - Another day dominated by the weather with heavy rain for much of the day turning our local, poorly constructed roads into water courses. I cant remember seeing so much standing water around the peninsula; still, at least we haven`t got any rivers to cause the problems they`re experiencing in the West Country.
Birdwise it was a bit of a waste of time with little of note. Called into Hanson hide where just the usual wildfowl struggling to feed in the tempest, including 2 Goldeneyes. A Great White Egret was seen from the causeway road, while out on the Estate had distant views of the 3rd winter Glaucous Gull over by the fishing boats.
Lade - 1500hrs - However, the second soaking of the day did yield the Long-tailed Duck on north pit, but had to take shelter under the old conveyor belt bridge whilst scanning south pit such was the rain intensity. Anyhow, Barney seemed to enjoy himself chasing a border collie along the main track for all he was worth. Wish I had some of his energy...

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