Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Black-necked Grebes

Dungeness - warm, dry, sunny - Called in at the Obs this morning after which a circuit of the moat revealed little more than a few Blackbirds, Dunnocks and a Chiffchaff. The sea too was quiet with no apparent movement, just the usual gulls, grebes and Cormorants.

                                Black-necked Grebes, New Diggings

RSPB - Nothing new around the bird reserve with two Black-necked Grebes and three Smew on New Diggings, and two Smew, five Goldeneye and Shelduck on ARC. The usual Tree Sparrows around Boulderwall, plus Curlews, Marsh Harriers, Buzzards and Great White Egrets in the fields.
Lade - On north lake a Black-necked Grebe was new while the two Smew remained on south lake.


  1. Sorry to have missed you during my stay Paul. This is the way to bird - let all the locals find the goodies over the winter, then see them all over a three day period! Job done!!

  2. Thanks Steve, but was off the Marsh most of last week, sounds as though you mopped up nicely.