Saturday, 17 February 2001

17th February 2001 Icklesham 9.00 - 11.00am (I), Dungeness 11.30 - 2.30pm (D), Castle Water 3.00pm - 5.00pm (CW). Weather overcast and cold with moderate wind

Red-throated Diver 1 distant on sea off patch
Diver sp. 1 Scotney distant and very briefly
Slavonian Grebe 1 w/p D
Little Grebe c.6
Great Crested Grebe c.8
Cormorant c.50 (including tree nesting colony of c.30 at Castle Water)
Bittern c.2 CW late afternoon
Little Egret c.6 CW
Grey Heron 2
Whooper Swan 6 D
Snow Goose 4 Scotney GP all white phase
Emperor Goose 1 Scotney GP
White-fronted Goose c.100 Scotney
Greylag Goose c.200 Scotney
Canada Goose c.10
Barnacle Goose c.15 Scotney
Shelduck c.6
Mallard c.6
Gadwall c.20
Shoveler c.6
Wigeon c.60
Teal c.15
Pochard c.60
Canvasback 1 adult male displaying to female Pochard throwing its head back and puffing-up bulge under chin. Neat area of pale on sides of breast running vertically down from fore-flanks. Red eye. All black bill.
Goldeneye c.3
Smew 1 Northpoint, 1 Lade - both redheads
Hen Harrier 1 Icklesham
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Red-legged Partridge 3
Moorhen c.10
Coot c.25
Oystercatcher c.10
Lapwing c.20
Turnstone c.5
Redshank c.3
Snipe c.15
Black-headed Gull c.500
Common Gull c.25
Mediterranean Gull 1 ad. Winter with pure white primaries. Bill bright red. Fairly developed hood.
Herring Gull c.500
Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult on ARC Pit
Lesser Black-backed Gull c.10
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Glaucous Gull 1 1st Winter at the Patch. Large pink bill with black tip. Milky tea with white primaries.
Guillemot c.10D
Stock Dove c.30
Wood Pigeon c.10
Collared Dove c.6
Barn Owl 1 Rye Harbour road
Kingfisher 1 CW
Green Woodpecker 1
Meadow Pipit 1
Pied Wagtail 1
Robin 1
Stonechat 3
Redwing c.5
Mistle Thrush c.3
Fieldfare c.2
Blackbird c.5
Bearded Tit 1 male I
Magpie c.5
Jackdaw c.20
Rook c.35
Carrion Crow c.5
Starling c.25      
House Sparrow c.5
Reed Bunting c.5