Thursday 19 January 2023


Dungeness - cold, dry and sunny - Superb weather for a guided walk around the circular route for a U3A group from Sussex. All the usual wildfowl noted, including six Goldeneyes on Burrowes and two more on Dengemarsh, six Shelducks also on Burrowes and a Pintail on New Ex. Several Great White Egrets, Marsh Harriers and Buzzards were seen during the morning, while a Bittern in Hookers reedbed posed briefly before flying off towards the back pits. Also noted: four Chiffchaffs, three Goldcrests, two Stonechats, Cetti`s Warblers, a Green Woodpecker and five Greenfinches on the car park feeders.

                                  Bittern and Fox, Dengemarsh

From the Lydd Road a covey of six Red-legged Partridge were hunkered down in a field opposite Cockles Bridge, while four Cattle and two Little Egrets were in the sheep paddock. 

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