Monday, 2 March 2020

Glaucous Gull

Dungeness - cloudy, mild, sw 2 - Once the early morning rain band cleared through it turned into a day that resembled more like spring, particularly as the wind had relented. At the seawatch hide we  met DBO`s seasonal assistant warden for the first time who`d just located an immature Glaucous Gull slumped down on the foreshore and lined up in the scope; well done Sam, an impressive start!

  On the land we found the Woodlark at the south-western corner of the Trapping Area, just before it hurtled towards the Long Pits, where much of the area towards the desert remains under water. Around the old lighthouse and in the garden several Chiffchaffs were new in along with a cracking Firecrest and a Black Redstart by the old experimental station. Elsewhere, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Dunnock, Robin and Wren were all in song. 

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