Another glorious day at Samphire Hoe on Tuesday found 9 red throated divers on the sea,5 of them feeding fairly close in, one had seemingly taken a shine to a great crested grebe.There has been an increase in the population of passerines with robins,dunnocks,wrens,blackbirds,song thrushes,chaffinches,blue tits, great tits,meadow and rock pipits and stonechats on site.A late chiff chaff was seen in the afternoon and a couple of green woodpeckers were also found.A single black redstart has taken up residence at the west end of the Hoe.
ONE RED THROATED DIVER
TWO RED THROATS-The slim upward pointing bill is a sure diagnostic feature.
THREE RED THROATS
FOUR RED THROATS,they would have been closer but a gull dived towards them causing them to dive and they came up further out.
This juvenile male has been around for a few days now.
FALLSTREAK HOLES ,appeared late afternoon causing much interest and clicking of cameras,a sun dog can also be seen under the hole.