New Romney - mild, sunny, SW 5 - After this morning`s deluge the afternoon turned out bright and breezy for a circular walk out with Chris P on his local patch on the Marsh. Large flocks of Woodpigeons, Corvids and gulls, either on the move or grounded in surrounding wet fields, included several Mediterranean Gulls. Kestrel, Buzzard and a Peregrine (new for the one mile list) hunkered down behind a field bund were also of note, plus Yellowhammer and Skylark. Passerines were in short supply this weekend, as indeed they have been throughout this quietest of autumns, and I cannot recall going through an October before without seeing or hearing a Goldcrest; simply astonishing.
Yesterday morning a seawatch off the fishing boats at Dungeness produced similar fare to Friday.