Archive for October 18th, 2007

18th October 2007, Thursday

News from RSPB Dungeness

The first movement of autumn thrushes involving any number of birds with small groups of fieldfares (46) and redwings (125) moving through throughout much of the day. Other birds passing over the reserve included two bramblings, 17 redpolls and at least 23 siskins, with smaller numbers of song thrushes and blackbirds. The little stint was still in front of makepeace, along with two grey plovers and two garganeys and a black necked grebe was in the corner of new diggings, viewable from Hide 1. A Caspian Gull was found resting on the shingle between the entrance and the visitor centre late evening.  

18th October 2007, Thursday

Castle Water

From the hide at Castle Water this morning, 700 Lapwing, 130 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail and a Kingfisher. Small groups of Redpoll and Siskin also passed overhead.