Friday, 11 January 2019


Lade - mild, cloudy, NW 2 - Milder weather today with bits and pieces of drizzle. Back on the local patch this morning nothing had changed with the same low numbers of wildfowl, although a Grey Wagtail was of note on the margin of south lake. A smart juvenile Marsh Harrier flew over scattering the Coots while a Buzzard watched on from the wall mirror.
  As it was low tide we had a drive down to Littlestone to check on the shorebirds feeding on the mud opposite the caisson. All ten species were located including 30 Knot, while hundreds of grebes bobbed about on the bay.
  A walk out onto Romney Salts from the end of Dunes Road was a bleak affair with few farmland birds apart from a flock of 50 Linnets, two Skylarks, two Kestrels and a distant Buzzard.

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