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.
Two jays in the garden this morning in the snow, first time I have seen them on the bird feeders.
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
Beachy Head Lighthouse
South Foreland Lighthouse
Fox at Dungeness
Great White Egret