Thursday 10 March 2022


Dungeness - 0620 - 0820hrs - cold, cloudy, hazy light, SSE 4 - A two hour seawatching session from the hide with a clutch of locals was noticeable for a steady up-Channel passage of Kittiwakes with at least 250 whilst I was present, some close to shore. Also on the move: 45 Gannet, 21 Common Scoter, 75 Red-throated Diver, 150 auks, 110 Brent Goose, 10 Teal, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 Pintail, a Mediterranean Gull and a Fulmar.

                                 Linnet, Lade north

A walk around the spinney between Church Lane and Dunes Road late morning delivered three singing Chiffchaffs and a Common Treecreeper, plus two `drumming` Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Greenfinch and four Redwings. Two Buzzards flew over the dung heap and a small flock of Linnets were feeding around the bushes and in a weedy field nearby, with 20 Corn Buntings further down the track towards Lade and singing Skylarks overhead. 

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