Thursday, 21 September 2017

Little Stints

Dungeness - mild, cloudy, ssw 3 - A wander around the Trapping Area and Desert this morning confirmed there had been a clear out of migrants overnight as only a few Chiffchaffs were heard and a trickle of Swallows over. The sea wasn't much better with just the usual distant Gannets and Sandwich Terns.
 A high tide visit to ARC was, however, far more profitable. From Hanson hide there were three Black Terns over the water and five Great White Egrets on the islands. Waders included 25 Blackwits, 20 Dunlins, three Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper and a Ruff. Also had brief views of a Water Rail in front of the hide.
  An afternoon visit to Lade pits was notable for a flyover Merlin and a Black Tern on north lake.

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