Tuesday 18 September 2018

Cattle Egrets

Dungeness - warm and windy, SW 5 - A blustery morning made for difficult birding conditions around the point. A seawatch produced a steady westbound trickle of Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns, plus a couple of Common Scoters, Guillemot and at least 10 Arctic Skuas.
Another session from the fishing boats this afternoon delivered even less, apart from several large flocks of Swallows striking out for France.

                                         Cattle Egrets at Boulderwall

  On the bird reserve this afternoon the dearth of waders continues with not a single bird noted. On ARC at least six Garganeys in front of Hanson hide, plus three Black Terns over the lake. Three Cattle Egrets showed well close to the access road at Boulderwall amongst the suckling herd and a Hobby flew over the track.

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