Wednesday 14 January 2015

Egrets & Sawbills

Dungeness RSPB - 1000-1300hrs - cold, dry, sunny, sw 3 - Seventeen birders turned out this morning for a guided walk on the bird reserve, although we spent most of the time in the hides around Burrowes. At least six Great White and two Little Egrets were present, plus hundreds of  common wildfowl including 20 Pintail, six Goldeneye and a Black-necked Grebe. From Scott hide at least six redhead Smew were noted and a flock of six Goosanders flew across the water. A Kingfisher perched close to the hide, while several Marsh Harriers and a Raven were seen near Christmas Dell hide. The bird feeders in the car park were busy with tits, finches and the like, plus a Chiffchaff in the scrub.

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