|Sun up! nearly|
We decided on a walk round the trapping area, we were joined by a lovely couple from Surrey. A BLACK REDSTART, was near the houses one the way out, there were loads of Willow/Chiffs including a flock of 5 together with a LESSER WHITETHROAT, the first of 3 we found, unfortunately there wasn't loads here either but we added a couple of BLACKCAP and a REED WARBLER. Dad picked up a SPARROWHAWK, which wasn't surprising after yesterdays numbers. I got a text to say the Long Tailed Skua was at the patch but another look at the sea proved fruitless, we only added a distant flock of COMMON SCOTER. A look at the roosting gulls failed to produce the Glaucous Gull, later I found out I wasn't the only Kent birder not to see the bird this year!! which made me feel not quite so bad!
|Too far for a pic really!! Little Stint|