Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Otter 30/3/2013

Went to Thetford Forest for the day. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen at around 8am at Santon Downham  in snow storm!!. It was a  female that was drumming and calling. A  Woodlark was seen at Mayday Farm and an Otter in Thetford. I have added a couple of low quality pictures of the woodpecker and a video where it can be seen it was snowing at the time. There is also a poor picture of the otter taken on my Iphone.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTtz7omgUuo&feature=youtu.be

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Dungeness, Stodmarsh and Lighthouses.

Started the weekend by going to Eastbourne for the Bonapartes Gull but unfortunately it was not seen. Went to Dungeness where the highlights were 1st winter Caspian Gull, 3 Smew including 1 male, 3 Great White Egrets, Tree Sparrows and a very tame Fox. On Sunday we went to Stodmarsh to see a Penduline Tit. We also visited a few lighthouses and a lightship in Gillingham.

Lightship 21 in Gillingham

Lightship 21 in Gillingham

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Penduline Tit

Penduline Tit

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Beachy Head Lighthouse

South Foreland Lighthouse

South Foreland Lighthouse

Fox at Dungeness

Fox at Dungeness

Great White Egret

Great White Egret

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