Friday 6 January 2023

Sandwich Terns

 Scotney - mild, dry and sunny, SW2 - Good weather conditions for a walk out back where the highlights were a Black Redstart and a Tree Sparrow around the farmyard and a Green Sandpiper calling over the back lake. Other birds of noted included several Buzzards, Marsh Harriers, Skylarks and Stonechats, a Snipe, a Raven and a Great White Egret. The roadside sward and lakes were full of wildfowl and waders, mostly feral geese, 14 Brents, Wigeons, Lapwings and Golden Plovers along with a few Curlews, Ruffs and a Little Stint.

On Lade Bay from the Tavern viewpoint eight species of waders were present, plus hundreds of Common Gulls and two Sandwich Terns. Lade pits was quiet where the only ducks of note were three Goldeneyes on south lake.

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