Dungeness - cool, sunny, NE 3 - A circular walk this morning in bright sunshine for five RSPB guests delivered a wide range of 58 species of birds. On Burrowes the passage wader highlights included Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and two Dunlins, plus Little Ringed Plover and the usual terns. At Dengemarsh, two Hobbies, Cuckoo and `booming` Bittern, Bearded Tits, Yellow Wagtail, Raven, Redshank, Lapwing and a host of common warblers in song, many showing like good `uns. In Dennis`s hide a Common Lizard warmed up behind the hide flap window.
Littlestone - This afternoon news of a Serin found near the entrance to the golf club prompted a couple of visits. Initially invisible, despite singing continuously from atop a clump of pine trees, it eventually moved down the road a bit and showed wellish, briefly singing from another fir tree before dropping down to feed on a garden lawn with two Goldfinches. A superb male bird that soon returned to the pines by the golf club, and on my second visit was only heard.