Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Odds and ends

Lade - cool, cloudy, w 2 - Not much change from yesterday with 34 and 19 Great Crested and Little Grebes respectively counted on south lake, plus three Little Egrets and a Common Sandpiper around the margins and a few Swifts and Sand Martins over the water.
  A Dungeness seawatch this morning produced a trickle of Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns, Kittiwakes, Med Gulls, three Common Scoters and a Tufted Duck rounding the point. On the land a few Willow Warblers and Whitethroats in the bushes, plus Yellow Wagtails, Meadow Pipits, Wheatears and Stonechat in the open scrub.
  A visit to the bird reserve resulted in similar fare to last week at ARC and Burrowes; so Wood Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Little Gull and Black Tern.
NB:  Please note that work is taking place this Thursday to cut back the vegetation in front of Hanson hide.

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