Sunday, 23 September 2018
Spoonbillls and egrets
Dungeness - wet and windy - The weather was the winner this weekend with rain throughout and strong winds today. Yesterdays Grey Phalarope and Pectoral Sandpiper were not relocated, but five Spoonbills were still present until midday on Burrowes after which they flew out across Dengemarsh. At least six each of Cattle and Great White Egrets were on Burrowes and the Boulderwall fields respectively, while several Wheatears and a Hobby were seen from the access road this afternoon. A brief look at the sea delivered several Arctic Skuas and Gannets, but due to the northerly wind all were distant.