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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Birthday Birding

No luck with a birthday mega this morning but a nice fall of migrants at the Water Tower, ARC Pit.

ARC Pits (Dungeness), 08:00 to 10:00, Water Tower pines
1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin (With Swallows), 1 Robin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, c50 Chiffchaff (with Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits.), 1 Goldcrest, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling (almost taken by a Sparrowhawk).

Lydd Ranges, 12:00
2 Whinchat (1 Dengemarsh Gully, 1 Galloways), 5 Wheatear (4 Dengemarsh Gully, 1 Galloways).

Spotted Flycatcher (one of two) plus flying Blue Tit

2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers


  1. Happy Birthday Neil! You were unlucky not to get a goodie today with RB Flys, YW and Barred Warbs dropping in all along the NE coast.


  2. Happy Birthday!! Some nice stuff there and as Adam said anything could have been around today.