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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Saturday 5th January SWW Pett and Dungeness

12 of us plus Paul met up at Pett Level in drizzle and murke. A brief look at the Levels and sea produced the usual plus Red Throated Diver and a Med Gull. Still no sign of the White Fronts (but were seen by others later) At Scotney thousands of winter wildfowl, plus Lapwing and Golden Plover. No sign of the Slav or Whitefronts. Onto the ARC Longtailed Tits, 3 Redhead Smew, Cettis, displaying Goldeneye, Pintail and the all the usual ducks. At the screen hide no Bittern as reported so off to the reserve for lunch stopping to look at the Tree Sparrows at the entrance. On New Diggings 5 more Redhead and 1 Drake Smew plus more Goldeneye. Eating lunch in the truck a G.W. Egret flew distantly around Dengemarsh. Later Alan found another close to the car park. Heading off to the beach a brief stop on the causeway found another distant G.W.Egret on New Diggings.

On the sea loads of auks mainly Guillemot, Red-throated Diver and Great Crested Grebes Kittiwakes, a single Med Gull and no sign of the Glaucous.

On Walland Marsh 2 Whooper Swans and 40 plus Bewicks. At the Woolpack a walk out towards Old Cheyne found the Common Crane and at the reed bed a calling Water Rail, several Beardies pinging and 5 Marsh Harriers came into roost.

No Photos on this report as I have been unable to upload onto Blogger.

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