Survey time in North Kent started well for me and Mo when we find a Male Merlin perched on the approach road and typically our camera's are in the boot!!
A cracking bright but cool day with a moderate westerly wind kept small stuff down but finding 6 Barnacle Geese amongst the regular Greylag flock was a nice surprise as was a Snow Bunting along the seawall.
A stop at Higham marshes (church street) where we located the Red-Necked Grebe which was showing sign of coming into summer plumage, also a drake Scaup that was unfortunately sleeping the whole time that didn't really feel robust enough for greater, and was of similar size of the nearbye pochard and tufties!!