Thursday 16 February 2023


Dungeness Seawatch - overcast, dry, SW3 - 0730 - 0900hrs - A change in the weather from yesterday as an Atlantic frontal system delivered patches of overnight rain and increasing wind speeds. An early morning seawatch from the hide in the company of MC was decent enough with a steady flow of seabirds as follows: Gannet 300, Red-throated Diver 150, Brent Goose 100, Oystercatcher 10, Fulmar three and Mediterranean Gull two, along with a steady trickle of auks and Kittiwakes further out. A check of Lade bay from the Tavern viewpoint revealed 150 Sanderlings, 50 Dunlins, 45 Knots, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits and hundreds of Curlews and Oystercatchers, while at Cockles Bridge six Cattle Egrets were present amongst the sheep.

                                   Gannets, Dungeness

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