Thursday 24 October 2019


Dungeness - mild, cloudy, ssw 2 - A mild, murky day with drizzle throughout commenced for us at the point where we briefly joined the seawatchers at the fishing boats overlooking a calm sea. A few Gannets and Sandwich Terns drifted by along with several rafts of Razorbills and one or two Guillemots, plus 25 Wigeon and a Grey Plover. On the land five Swallows raced south while a wander around the foreshore and the Sanctuary delivered plenty of Wrens and Robins, 10 Stonechats, two Black Redstarts, 50 Goldfinches, two Skylarks, 20 Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail over, a Merlin, 20 Goldcrests, two Firecrests, plus a Fieldfare and two Continental Coal Tits in the pines. It was also good to see a Brown Hare bounding across the shingle.
  Back at Lade 20 Swallows and a House Martin coasted along the beach towards Dungeness. There was no change to the regular birds on the pits this afternoon.
  It was similar fare on the bird reserve with the Long-tailed Duck and Red-throated Diver still present on Burrowes from Makepeace hide while island clearance work was underway in front of the visitor centre.

                                Great White Egret in front of Hanson hide

No comments:

Post a Comment