Late afternoon today there were 9 Ruff amongst the 526 Lapwing on the flooded fields by the station at Newenden - the first record for TQ82I. Other birds present included 3 Golden Plover, 97 Shoveler, 11 Wigeon and 37 Gadwall. These fields turn up some nice birds, and the resident Whooper Swan is still regularly being seen on the fields on the station side of the road.
Archive for February 5th, 2010
Today’s highlights were provided by four smew, 15 goosanders at the eastern end of the ARC pit, two Slavonian grebes, two black-necked grebes, three bitterns (one at the ARC site, one on New Excavations and one at Hooker’s pits) and two peregrines.