Saturday, 7 February 2015

No change

Cold, dry and overcast - Had a run out this morning commencing at the local patch where there was no change from the past week with only a single Smew of note. On the beach over 800 Oystercatchers, 200 Sanderlings and 55 Barwits the highlights.

                                Spring lambs, Scotney

Next stop Scotney, and a walk out the back through the farmyard yielded 10 Corn Buntings and a few Tree Sparrows, plus five Little and one Great White Egret on the pits. A flock of 20 White-fronts flew in from Cheyne Ct and several Marsh Harriers drifted over. Couldn`t find the Black-necked Grebes at the Kent end but the Scaup was reported from the double bends. Checked out the fields at Lydd airport where there was nothing much more than a small mixed flock of Lapwings and Curlews, three Stonechats and a spanking adult male Marsh Harrier.
On Walland the wild swans were back on the wheat field near Horse Bones farm, while the two Cattle Egrets had returned to their `usual` field opposite Wraxalls in Dengemarsh Road, Lydd.
Called in at Screen hide on ARC on the way home where a Great White Egret and five Goldeneyes were on show.

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