Archive for May 16th, 2008

16th May 2008, Friday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Similar conditions to those of yesterday today resulted in a small but varied arrival of migrants. The highlight was a singing Golden Oriole at the Long Pits for a time during the morning but other significant records included a male Hen Harrier, a Hobby, a Ruff, a Common Sandpiper, 81 Swallows and 16 House Martins, seven Tree Pipits, a Redstart, three Garden Warblers, three Willow Warblers and seven Spotted Flycatchers. A Grey Partridge and 17 Corn Bunting were also seen.

David Walker from DBO website

16th May 2008, Friday

Sea Pea

Today’s dull lighting was good for photographing the first Sea Pea flowers to appear this year. The yesterday’s rain should be good for the shingle plants after a long period of drought. A good area to see them is on the seaward side of the road 100m west of Ternery Pool, but please be careful – they do not like trampling!

sea-pea

and the Sea Kale is looking great…

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16th May 2008, Friday

One week to go…

It is just one week until the start of the RX WILDLIFE AND CULTURE FESTIVAL 2008. So plan your visit around the many events on offer in the countryside from Hastings to Dungeness.. click here for more info.