Sunday, 7 February 1999

7/2/99 Shinewater 8.30 - 8.45am, Beachy Head 9am - 12.15pm. Bright and sunny but with cold northerly wind.

Diver sp. C.5 ‘E’
Fulmar c.10
Cormorant c.5
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel c.5
Peregrine 1
Auk sp. 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Rock Pipit c.6
Wren 2
Stonechat 1 Shinewater
Chiffchaff 3 (2 Shinewater, 1 St. Bede’s Cafe at start of entrance track to Hollow)
Goldcrest 2
Great Tit c.6
Magpie c.10

Saturday, 6 February 1999

6/2/99 Scotney GP (S)10am - 11am, Dungeness (D)11.30pm - 12.30, Icklesham 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Bexhill 4.30pm. Mild with light northerly wind.

Red-throated Diver 1 D oiled
Little Grebe c.4
Great Crested Grebe c.4
Red-necked Grebe 1 S
Black-necked Grebe 1 D
Cormorant c.25
Mute Swan c.100
Bean Goose 2 S (Sussex)1 definite Tundra other less clear - extensive orange on bill, looked larger than companion although not the size of Greylags.
Greylag Goose c.80
Snow Goose 1 S (Sussex) Appeared to be a Lesser - no larger than accompanying Barnacles.
Emperor Goose 1 S
Canada Goose c.50
Barnacle Goose 5 along with those seen on Sheppey possibly an influx of wild birds.
Shelduck c.6
Wigeon c.200
Gadwall c.20
Teal c.50
Pintail 2
Shoveler c.12
Pochard c.50
Tufted Duck c.25
Scaup c.20 S
Goldeneye c.10
Smew c.10 including 1 drake at North Point GP
Goosander 8 including 2 drakes - ARC Pit
Ruddy Duck c.5 D
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel c.4
Red-legged Partridge 4 Dengemarsh road
Water Rail sev. Heard Icklesham
Ringed Plover c.10
Golden Plover c.10
Grey Plover 2
Lapwing c.2000
Purple Sandpiper 4 B
Ruff 1 I
Snipe 2 S
Curlew c.20
Turnstone c.40
Mediterranean Gull 1 1st winter at Icklesham
Kittiwake 1 Icklesham
Stonechat 2 Icklesham