Anyway, to the birds which was headed by the finding of our second Short-toed Treecreeper of the year this morning. Other migrants continue to be fairly thin on the ground but did include our first Willow Warbler of the spring along with 150 Wood Pigeons, ten Chiffchaffs and singles of Blackcap, Firecrest, Rock Pipit and Corn Bunting. Large numbers of corvids were present and included a Carrion x Hooded Crow hybrid. A Marsh Harrier and a Merlin were also seen.
|Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla Dungeness 2nd April 2020|
We also deployed two "noc mig" recorders last night which between them produced a good selection of birds including three flocks of Wigeon, two flocks of Teal, two flocks of Common Scoters, a Grey Plover, a Dunlin, two Snipe, eight Blackbirds, a Song Thrush, a Fieldfare and 446 Redwings.
Ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.