Tuesday 16 April 2024

Little Gull

Dungeness RSPB - cold, showery, NW 4 - A grim morning for a guided walk for seven guest around the circular trail with a biting wind and occasional cloudbursts. Whilst sheltering in Dennis`s hide a first year Little Gull sporting a pinkish breast showed well amongst 50 Black-headed Gulls and three Common Terns. Eight species of warblers were logged during the walk, but due to the blustery wind most were only heard, although we did see several Sedge Warblers from the 50 odd singers present and one cracking view of a Cetti`s by Dengemarsh hide. Otherwise, all the usual suspects were noted including two Marsh Harriers, two Common Buzzards, a Great White Egret, several Shovelers, Shelducks and Pochards and ten in bound Swallows. The hayfields were largely empty due to disturbance. 

                                 Little Gull, Burrowes.

                                 Sedge Warbler, Dengemarsh

                                 Shelduck, Dengemarsh

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