Archive for February 29th, 2008

29th February 2008, Friday

News from RSPB Dungeness

On the 22nd a first winter glaucous gull once again appeared on Burrowes pit late in the afternoon. A bittern was seen at Hooker’s pits on 23rd and two tundra bean geese were on Denge Marsh the following day. A barn owl could be seen hunting in the Hooker’s pits area on most evenings and on still days bearded tits put on a good display below the viewing ramp. The Slavonian grebe remained on New Excavations and smew and goosander could still be seen daily from the Visitor Centre.

29th February 2008, Friday

Beach Reserve

A Short-eared Owl was an unexpected highlight at Ternery Pool early this morning, its appearance though was not appreciated by the hundreds of Black-headed Gulls which had gathered by 6.15, Mediterranean Gulls (pictured) were also present and gave fine views in the morning light. Flat Beach Quarry attracted 145 Dunlin, 24 Redshank and 114 Golden Plover.