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Migration Time.

1st Mar

A dank, dreary day with frequent spells of light rain resulted in a bit of passage overhead and a few grounded migrants including four Firecrests, 240 Chaffinches, 11 Siskins and 14 Reed Buntings and also a Woodlark which flew in and landed in the Desert.
The sea was very quiet with just 92 Brent Geese passing through.
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus   Dungeness   1st March 2019
One of eight birds ringed during the day.
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, the drake Smew can still be found on the RSPB reserve although it seems to be very mobile, the two Whooper Swans are still feeding with the Mute Swans in the fields between Boulderwall and Lydd and the four Cattle Egret continue to feed around the cattle at Boulderwall Farm.