Monday 21 November 2016

Gulls and a Pom

Lade - 1000hrs - mild, wet and windy, se 4 - A grim morning with low scudding clouds and plenty of rain. After spending an hour trying to get a quote on yesterdays storm damage to the Plovers roof (we`re 31st on the builders list!) we headed out around the local patch where the only noteworthy sighting was a Great White Egret in the reedbed on south lake. Considering how many are present on the bird reserve across the Desert it`s surprising they don't drift over here more often.
Dungeness - 1445hrs - An hour at the fishing boats produced a mixed flock of around 200 Kittiwakes and Mediterranean Gulls feeding offshore. A few Gannets and auks zipped by and a juvenile Pomarine Skua rounded the point into Rye bay after beating up a Kittiwake.

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