Friday 27 June 2014

Glossy Ibis

Dungeness - 0900hrs - warm, dry, sunny, sw 3 - A change of tack this morning and a visit to the Patch where at least 15 Med Gulls were on the beach amongst several hundred Black-headed Gulls and immature large gulls including a leucistic type Herring Gull. Over the boil, ten Common Terns amongst the gulls. Elsewhere a Black Redstart was singing from the power station complex and a few Gannets drifted off shore.
RSPB - From the access road two Marsh Harriers and a Kestrel. At the south end of ARC an eclipse Garganey in amongst a group of Teal and Shoveler, plus Lapwing, Little Egret and Grey Heron.
At Cockles Bridge two visiting birders put me onto a Glossy Ibis that was feeding in the horse fields before flying off back towards the reserve at around midday.

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