Red Necked Phalarope.
I spent an enjoyable couple of hours at Dungeness yesterday , my primary aim was to see the Red Necked Phalarope which was being seen at the southern end of the Arc pits , viewing is not easy at this end of the Arc pits because you are more or less standing on a very busy road , i have often wondered why there are no pull ins along this section or even a hide ??
Anyhow i managed to park my car off road near a gate and walked back to view the Arc pits , the Red Necked Phalarope was quite distant but great scope views were obtained although the digi scoped photos are very much record shot only , it often spent alot of time out of view staying behind the hedge row but every so often it appeared in full view , i also saw a single Little Stint which flew across the pits towards the back.
After briefly calling into the Rspb reserve to use the facilities and having no luck in locating the Cattle Egret i headed to Galloways to look for migrants and was rewarded with 4 Whinchats and a single Wheatear which was unfortunate to have a 'tick' on top of its bill.
Wheatear with ' Tick '