Recent sightings at Newenden

5th February 2010, Friday

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.