Monday 29 August 2022

Spotted Redshanks

Dungeness - warm, dry and sunny, NE 3 - Following a couple of days of insanity in Brighton it was good to get back to some sort of normality back home on the Marsh! I started off with an early morning seawatch from the hide at the point where the highlights were  two Arctic Skua, two Common Terns and 12 Common Scoters east, plus 20 each of Gannet and Sandwich Terns coming and going. A circuit of the bushes, moat and south Trapping Area yielded very little of note apart  from a few common warblers and chats. 

                                 Spotted Redshank, ARC

Moving onto ARC where a feast of waders awaited from Hanson and Screen hides including three Spotted Redshanks, one of which landed close to Hanson hide, 10 Redshanks, 15 Dunlins, 10 Ringed Plovers, two Wood Sandpipers, five Common Sandpipers, two juvenile Little Stints, five Snipes, 15 Dunlins, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Lapwings, 50 Golden Plovers and a Curlew. Also, another Pectoral Sandpiper was located on Dengemarsh.

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