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From the Clifftop

Given the current chilly weather, it's good to be able to seawatch in comfort through the window!  At the moment the species list from Fairlight Cliffs  is low and predictable -Red Throated Divers [169 past in one hour first thing this morning, a flock of 84 past a few days ago], auks [80 past with the Divers this morning], small numbers of Gannets and Kittiwakes and a few Brents heading east. I still haven't seen a Great Crested Grebe here, seems they are all in Lade Bay

Forays further afield included  another very quiet day at Dungeness [still no Smew], and a wet visit to the Long Pit at Rye Harbour NR yesterday, to see the two long-staying Black Necked Grebes.

[Surprisingly, I added a new species to my British List on the Clifftop yesterday, on hearing that the Falcated Duck in Northants/Norfolk in 1986-88 , which I saw twice, had just been accepted into Category A of the British List!. This is known as an "Armchair tick "]

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