Archive for August 13th, 2005

13th August 2005, Saturday

RSPB Dungeness

Not a lot to report this week. The moulting male Scaup has been present on Denge Marsh throughout the week. A small number of passage waders have been recorded on Denge Marsh, including up to 4 Wood Sandpipers, Green and Common Sandpipers and single Greenshank. A single Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Garganey were on Denge Marsh on 8th and a single Garganey there on 11th. The 2 Black-necked Grebes that were on ARC pit have not been reported since 6th. Raptors have been in evidence, 2 Marsh Harriers, Hobby and Peregrine have been seen regularly.
A White Stork appears to be moving around the Walland , Romney Marsh and Dungeness area. One was reported on 11th as being near Tenterden Garden Centre and a large bird fitting the size and shape of a stork was phoned in to us today, 12th.
Bob Gomes

13th August 2005, Saturday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Large numbers of birds feeding offshore included a Balearic Shearwater, about 20 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua and about 300 Sandwich Terns.
Overhead, at least 500 Sand Martins passed through and there were 27 Willow Warblers and a Garden Warbler in the bushes. There was also a Kingfisher at the Long Pits.
David Walker (from DBO web site)

13th August 2005, Saturday

Highlights this morning

Good selection of Waders this morning on Flat Beach Quarry and Wader pool:19 Knot,2 Little Stint,45 Dunlin,4 Grey Plover,27 Turnstone,3 Whimbrel, 26 Ringed Plover,4 Snipe,6 Redshank and 2 Greeenshank
Waders along the shore included:20 Sanderling,31 Curlew and 3 Bar Tailed Godwit
At Castle Water: 4 Little Ringed Plover,2 Black Tailed Godwit,5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper and 16 Snipe
Little Ringed Plover at Castle Water
Yesterday 45 Little Egret and 230+ Yellow Wagtail roosted at Castle Water