Archive for January 19th, 2008

19th January 2008, Saturday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

The bird of the day was a first-winter Glaucous Gull which spent at least an hour at the fishing boats during the morning. An adult Little Gull was also lingering offshore whilst birds also continued to move west with 23 Fulmars, 310 Gannets, 450 Common Scoters, 16 Velvet Scoters, 800 Guillemots and 41 Razorbills of note. The Red-necked Grebe was still on the northern Long Pit.

David Walker from DBO website

19th January 2008, Saturday

News from RSPB Dungeness

Highlights for the day included a drake scaup, resting with the pochards and tufted ducks in the corner of the ARC pit, and a firecrest present with two goldcrests in the willows at the back of the car park. Two peregrines were seen near the water tower and a merlin was near Scott hide. Otherwise, much the same as in recent days with the two Slavonian grebes, four red-crested pochards and wintering shag still present.