RSPB Dungeness recent sightings

17th October 2009, Saturday

Black-necked grebe – one on the ARC pit on 16th. Bittern – at Hooker’s pits on 12th and 13th. Cattle egret – on Denge Marsh this morning, present since Monday. Great white egret – on Denge Marsh this morning. Glossy ibis – one on Denge Marsh on 15th. Goldeneye – first two of the season on the ARC pit on 16th. Hen harrier – one over access track on 16th. Merlin – one at Christmas Dell on the 9th. Hobby – one seen all week. Common crane – three seen circling over Dengemarsh Road on 13th. Avocet – one on Denge Marsh this morning. Little ringed plover – one on the ARC pit on 11th. Little stint – one on Denge Marsh from the 8th to 16th. Ruff – three on Denge Marsh on 13th. Snipe – Denge Marsh on 16th. Black-tailed godwit – one on Denge Marsh on 16th. Kingfisher – one on Burrowes pit on 14th. Swallow – several passing through on 15th and 16th. Redwing – one near the main gate this morning. Rock pipit and grey wagtail – flying over on 14th. Blackcap – male near Boulderwall Farm on 15th. Brambling, lesser redpoll and siskin – flying over on 14th.