Wednesday 12 January 2022


Dungeness - warm, dry and sunny, N2 - Superb weather for a guided walk around the main trail on the bird reserve for eight guests. We spent some time checking the car park feeders and a gang of sparrows churuping away in the sallows enjoying the warm sunshine, just incase there were any Tree Sparrows in their midst, of which there were none. All the usual Cormorants, gulls and wildfowl were present on Burrowes including five Goldeneyes, a pair of Pintails and a Shelduck, plus a Chiffchaff in the bushes. Around the circuit we noted five each of Great White Egrets and Marsh Harriers, several Cetti`s Warblers in good voice, a perched Buzzard and two Snipe overhead from the Return Trail. The spectacle of the walk was provided by several thousand Lapwings, Greylags and Starlings swarming over the back fields at Dengemarsh. At least two Cattle Egrets were in the wet paddock along the Lydd Road early afternoon.

                                 Lapwing, Hayfields

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