Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Cattle Egret and Glossy Ibis

Dungeness/Lade - warm, sunny, sw 5 - First off we started at the seawatch hide where up 50 Gannets were fishing offshore along with a few Sandwich Terns and at least one Arctic Skua.
News came through from Boulderwall that the Cattle Egret and Glossy Ibis had been seen on the fields by the pool and eventually we saw both; a flyover view of the egret, and the ibis probing about on the turf. We finished off at a breezy Lade where two Buzzards soared overhead while Little Grebe and Green Woodpecker were added to the list. The Curlew flock of 600 birds put on a fine show for the guests as they left their roost site and flew out to feed on the bay.
  And a fitting end to the three day bird tour during which we clocked up 97 species the highlights of which were: Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis, Garganey, large flocks of Sandwich Terns and Gannets, Arctic and Great Skuas, Peregrine, 16 species of waders, Little Owl, Yellow Wagtail and Corn Bunting.

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