Thursday, 13 July 2017

First Whimbrel

Dungeness - 0730hrs - warm, dry, sunny, e 2 - A wander down to the Patch yielded little apart from juvenile Mediterranean, Yellow-legged and Black-headed Gulls amongst several hundred of the latter and Herring Gulls on the beach. With the power station outage the boil was becalmed as a barge and associated tugs carried out work on the inlet/outlet pipes and cardinal buoy. Offshore a few Gannets, Kittiwakes and Sandwich Terns drifted by.
  Juvenile birds seemed to be everywhere on the land with Skylark, Mipit, Pied Wagtail, Starling and at least one Wheatear opposite Jarman`s. On the power station wall a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was soaking up the morning sunshine.
  An afternoon visit to the fishing boats for a one hour seawatch was as flat as the sea, although a Whimbrel passing overhead calling was our first of the autumn.


  1. The Dungeness garden featured on Gardeners World this week looked really nice.

  2. Thanks Derek, I`ll check it out on catch up.