It was a very rare day out yesterday with Matt. A bit of bonding needed perhaps!! The main target of the Lesser Yellow Legs was the only real let down with the bird failing to show at Pett Levels on two visits. The afternoon visit was particularly chilly with a cold wind blowing. Despite missing this bird there were still some highlights with a Merlin being chased by a Peregrine at Dungeness being the most unusual sighting. The Merlin did escape in the end. Walland Marsh produced a large flock of Bewick's Swans, a single Whooper Swan and 3 Bean Geese. 2 Cattle Egret were also in the Dungeness area although they were more distant than they have been recently. Scotney Pit produced 2 Black-necked Grebe and a Scaup. A great day out with the boy despite the freezing cold feel to the day.
Wigeon at Pett Levels.