Archive for January 3rd, 2008

3rd January 2008, Thursday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

A very wintry day with snow showers from mid-morning. Most of the interest was again at sea where a party of three Red-necked Grebes, ten Teal, 17 Eiders, 70 Knot, a Pomarine Skua and a Great Skua, four Mediterranean Gulls, a Little Gull, 150 Kittiwakes and 1425 auks sp were seen. The Red-necked Grebe was also still on the northern Long Pit and a Merlin was seen in the trapping area.

David Walker from DBO website

3rd January 2008, Thursday

Beach Reserve

Despite the cold weather still lots of interest in the Shore Lark, the saltmarsh around the Wader Pool on both sides of the road is now another place to look for this bird. At least 65 Skylark were also present this morning between the Wader Pool  and the Red Roofed Hut. Also of interest this morning 26 Snipe were flushed at Ternery Pool, 23 Red-throated Diver and 50+ Auks were heading west offshore.