Monday, 4 January 2016

New Year Birding ......... Dungeness & Pett Level

Glossy Ibis at Pett Level.

I started the New Year off on the 1st at Pett Level then headed to Dungeness , i saw the often elusive Glossy Ibis more or less straight away , lots of waders were also present , mostly Curlew , Lapwing , Redshank and 2 Ruff.

I then headed to Dungeness sea front and after awhile (thanks to some info from Jake Everett) i managed to see a 1st winter Caspian Gull & an adult Yellow Legged Gull both from the road , my next stop was Dungeness Rspb reserve where i saw the wintering Long Eared Owl.

Long Eared Owl roosting.

Digi scoped photo of Long Eared Owl.

There were lots of wildfowl on the reserve , mainly Shoveler , Wigeon , Gadwall , Pochard & a several Goldeneye & a single redhead Smew.

There were lots of Tree Sparrows around by the feeders near the entrance of the reserve.

Tree Sparrow near the feeders.

I made my final stop at Scotney and had decent views of a Black Necked Grebe plus good numbers of Greylag Geese however despite searching i couldn't locate the Tundra Bean Goose.


Black Necked Grebe at Scotney.





6 comments:

  1. As you would expect, the ibis looks like it came straight from a wall of Egyptian hieroglyphics

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    1. Cheers Simon , yes my thoughts exactly lol

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  2. Nice write up Rob. Nice to have good views of the LEO.

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    1. Cheers Marc , really great looking bird

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  3. Good start to the New Year Rob and nice shots of sightings.

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    1. Thanks Bernie , best day of the year for birding , everything is new ...lol

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