In sub-zero temperatures Matt visited Shuart this morning where he saw 16 Golden Plovers and 1 Snipe. Next he visited Reculver and counted 8 Snipe, 5 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 8 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Stonechat, 1 Fieldfare and 3 Kestrels.
This morning Julian Perry walked along the clifftop from Bishopstone to Reculver with the wind whipping up the lying snow. There were 3 Grey Partridges, 2 Golden Plovers and 2 Lapwings hunkered down trying to get some shelter on the ground.
|Looking towards Reculver from Bishopstone - Julian Perry|
This afternoon with the temperature still below freezing but with an even stronger easterly wind blowing we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and managed to see 2 Mute Swans, 30 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 4 Fieldfares, 14 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 38 Mallard, 7 Redshank and 1 Little Egret.
|The view from Chamber's Wall crossing looking towards the White Poplars and Reculver Towers|