Monday 25 September 2017


Dungeness - 0700hrs - mild, cloudy, se 2 - A wander around the point was largely disappointing considering the wind direction and time of year. However, two Firecrests in the lighthouse garden are always a pleasure to see, plus a scattering of Chiffchaffs and Stonechats elsewhere in the bushes. At least two Black Redstarts were along the power station fence, one of which was in song. A trickle of Swallows and Goldfinches coasted along the beach while several parties of Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails, Linnets and a Wheatear were grounded on the foreshore. A brief look at the sea resulted in several Arctic Skuas and a Bonxie chasing Sandwich Terns, plus a few passing Brents and Gannets.
Lade - 1600hrs - Six Redshanks on south lake island was the best muster on the local patch while a flock of some 50 Cormorants and 20 Great Crested Grebes plundering a fish shoal made for a fine spectacle.

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