Saturday 22 December 2012

Seabirds & Sawbills

Dungeness - 0900hrs - Mild, rain, overcast, sw 4 - Another dull, miserable day with rain throughout and at times heavy, although on the plus side it was mild with temperatures reaching 12 C by the afternoon. A seawatch from the fishing boats produced the expected Gannets, Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Great Crested Grebes and Red-throated Divers, many of them close to shore, plus 2 Fulmars and a Red-breasted Merganser. Groups of gulls loafing on the beach included several Kittiwakes while the Glaucous Gull was patrolling its usual stretch of the foreshore.
RSPB - Stopped on the causeway road where 3 Smew, 2 Goldeneyes and a Great White Egret on the New Diggings side, while over the road on ARC a single Goosander amongst the legions of Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon. From the comfort of the visitor centre all I could see on a rain lashed Burrowes were 3 more Goldeneyes and a pair of Smew. And that was about it for the day.

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