Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Recent Dungeness Highlights .....


Juv Sabine's Gull

After my recent trip to Shetland most of my birding has taken place at Dungeness, starting off on the 19th October with a absolutely superb Juv Sabine's Gull that showed really well along the beach between the Fishing boats towards the Boardwalk.


Sabine's Gull.

2 Med Gulls, several Little Gull's & 100+ Kittiwakes were also seen flying past among all the Gannets.

3 Cattle Egrets & 1 Great white Egret were seen on the Rspb reserve plus single Little Stint & Garganey were seen from Hanson hide.


1st winter Caspian Gull

Back down to Dungeness on the 24th October and great views of the German ringed 1st winter Caspian Gull near the fishing boats were had, the weather was awful, driving rain & very windy.


1st winter Caspian Gull

Onto the Rspb reserve for some shelter and our reward was a distant Red throated Diver plus a smart Juv Long tailed Duck both seen from Scott hide.


Juv Long Tailed Duck.


My final visit to Dungeness this month was on the 31st October and absolutely great views of a delightful Shorelark by the fishing boats became my 245th bird species for the Dungeness area.




Shorelark

We also had great views of both Black Redstart & Firecrest at Kerton road.


Stunning male Black Redstart


Black Redstart Aggro.




Firecrest.






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