Monday 16 January 2017

The Patch

Dungeness - cold, cloudy, light airs - With improved weather conditions we returned to the point this morning for seconds on the 1st winter Iceland Gulls at The Patch. One was feeding around the boil while the other was sat on the beach amongst a host of Black-headed, Common and Herring Gulls, so once again not much chance of a piccie. The splendid drake Eider was also present amongst the gulls on the water.

                               Iceland Gull and Eider, The Patch

  An hour seawatching between the two hides was most productive with hundreds of auks, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Cormorants, gulls, Red-throated Divers and Great Crested Grebes on the sea, or coming and going, plus a party of 20 Brents heading up-Channel and a Bonxie going down.

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