16/03/22

An eerie glow in the air today with the Saharan Dust cloud having an effect on visibility but it didn’t stop some 900 Chaffinches, 260 Siskin, 9 Brambling and up to 300 Redwing moving. From first thing till around 9am all finch and thrush movement was in a steady NE direction, some higher than usual. After this point birds were coming in high off the sea and circling, some flocks in off and straight west , others due North, they were all over the place which made counting harder.

Redwing moving East first thing.
Siskins in off the sea at Lighthouse down

A Red Kite flew West over Reach road, a single Black Redstart was on Lighthouse down, where a Grey Wagtail flew west. 3 Firecrests were vocal in Langdon hole, c200 Brent Geese in 3 flocks were fairly close in flying North East and a flock of 15 Greylags flew West as I walked East from Fan Bay and a smart first winter Caspian Gull flew towards the port as I walked back.

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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