Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Goldeneyes

Dungeness - cold, sunny, w3 - A guided walk for eight guests this morning centred on Burrowes where we had particularly good views of several Chiffchaffs by the Dipping Pond and in front of Firth hide and a male Marsh Harrier from Dunnis`s hide. All the usual gulls, Cormorants and ducks were noted including five Goldeneyes, five Wigeons and a pair of Pintail, plus 12 Black-tailed Godwits from Makepeace hide and three Great White Egrets at the back of New Excavations. The Boulderwall fields held good numbers of Lapwings, Golden Plovers and Wigeons, while the drake Smew was reported from Tanner`s pool late morning.
  The beach continues to attract many thousands of gulls to feed on the bivalve molluscs from Lade around to Dungeness where the 2nd year Iceland Gull was seen coming and going this afternoon (PB).

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