Saturday, 24 March 2012

8th January Dungeness Kent

An early morning trip to Dungeness (my favourite site for Kent)
I picked up the Jims and headed for the M25 then M20 to arrive nice and early on the coast. A short stay at the point in glorious weather saw us bag the Glaucous Gull and a self found Caspian Gull which was a lifer and impressed the other birders who had arrived on a coach trip and were equally pleased to see both gulls.
Black throated Diver then a single Arctic Skua was good and add to that lot's of Kittiwake and Razorbill and a single Little gull we left satisfied and headed to ARC pit. Here we located the Great White Egret from the road along with Smew. From the hide we picked up the Long Tailed Duck that had been seen a few days earlier and ticked Tree Sparrow from the farm house on the reserve before heading homeward. A short stop at Rainham to show the lads the SEO's was rewarded by Black Redstart (picked up by Nick Croft) Linnet and Ruddy Duck picked up on the way back made the days total 14 and takes the year list to 122

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