Moving onto Scotney GP we walked around the back where a large flock of 100 White-fronted Geese flew west and into Sussex, and we got fairly close to the two Whooper Swans, however they soon became wary of us and so we quickly retreated. A couple more Tree Sparrows were noted, a brief Great White Egret, and a pair of Peregrines were causing havoc with the large flocks of Golden Plover and Lapwing.
Dungeness beach was quiet with no Gulls present, and only a single distant Cattle Egret was found around the horse paddocks. Walland Marsh was slightly better with a lovely flock of at least 29 Bewick's Swans.
Our last stop at Rye produced two Black-necked Grebes on Long Pit, and the Pett White-fronted Geese flew high and east. A great day out and certainly made a change from the local area.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
|White-fronted Geese at Pett Levels......|
|and later on flying east over Rye Harbour|
|Tree Sparrow near Rye|
|Many Golden Plover at Scotney GP|
100 White-fronted Geese over Scotney GP
and into Sussex.
|Two Whooper Swans at Scotney GP|
One of two Black-necked Grebes
at Rye Harbour.