Archive for February 27th, 2008

27th February 2008, Wednesday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

The Patch proved the place to be this morning with good numbers of gulls including both juvenile/first-winter Iceland and Glaucous Gulls along with a second-winter Mediterranean Gull. Click for images. There were also signs of a small arrival of migrants on the land with a Rock Pipit, the first Black Redstart since November 2007 and a party of five Stonechats on the Point. There was also a Cetti’s Warbler and two Chiffchaffs at the Long Pits.

David Walker from DBO website

27th February 2008, Wednesday

Spoonbill at Rye Harbour

A Spoonbill (below) was present on the new pits adjacent to Lime Kiln Cottage late afternoon. The bird flew in from the east at about 4.30pm and was still present at dusk among increasing numbers of Curlew and Lapwing (apologies for the poor quality of the image).
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