Archive for August 29th, 2006

29th August 2006, Tuesday

News from RSPB Dungeness

Today’s sightings included: pintail and garganey on ARC pits.

Raptor-wise marsh harrier, merlin and hobby were seen on the reserve.

A good variety of waders were showing well from ARC and Denge marsh hide these included: grey plover, knot, ruff, snipe, black-tailed godwit, whimbrel, greenshank and green and common sandpiper.

A little gull was seen from ARC hide.

Willow warbler and chiffchaff were also recorded.

29th August 2006, Tuesday

Around the Reserve

Highlights from a walk around the Reserve yeterday included, 4 Black Tern, Arctic Tern, Hobby, 30+ Sand Martin and Kingfisher at Long Pit, Garden Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at the edge of the wood. At Castle Water 2 Whinchat were at the south end. Butterflies included Brown Argus (pictured), Clouded Yellow, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

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