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 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.
As you would expect, the ibis looks like it came straight from a wall of Egyptian hieroglyphicsReplyDelete
Cheers Simon , yes my thoughts exactly lolDelete
Nice write up Rob. Nice to have good views of the LEO.ReplyDelete
Cheers Marc , really great looking birdDelete
Good start to the New Year Rob and nice shots of sightings.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bernie , best day of the year for birding , everything is new ...lolDelete