Monday, 26 September 2011


Dungeness RSPB - 1330hrs - Bill and Anne from the West Midlands and Chris from Essex down for a weeks birding. Started off at ARC where 100 Lapwings, 50 Golden Plovers and 3 Dunlins were the only waders, plus plenty of common wildfowl in eclipse to sort out. Also noted 7 Little Egrets, 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Kestrels, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, Mipit and Chiffchaff. Over the road more Marsh Harriers on the access road and the usual 200 loafing Black-backs on the shingle. From Dennis`s hide we nailed the Spoonbill on Burrowes alongside a couple of GBBgulls. Couldn`t find the reported Grey Plover but had distant views of a Merlin over by the Switch House.
                                           Spoonbill, Burrowes

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