Archive for October 22nd, 2008

22nd October 2008, Wednesday

RSPB Dungeness recent sightings

18/10 Today’s undoubted highlight was an adult rose-coloured starling found in Christmas Dell. Hobby, whinchat and black redstart were also of note.
20/10 A bittern was seen at Denge Marsh. Merlin, common sandpiper, turnstone, goldcrest and a single swallow, battling its way south, were also of note.
21/10 A black-necked grebe on the ARC pit and a Dartford warbler near the return trail were the day’s highlights.

22nd October 2008, Wednesday

Castle Water Viewpoint at Dawn

The four Cattle Egret were present at Castle Water this morning, leaving the roost along with 44 Little Egret. One bird flew off south-east to be followed by the others about half an hour later. Also present this morning 3+ Bearded Tit, Barn Owl and Kingfisher.