Archive for October 24th, 2009

24th October 2009, Saturday

RSPB Dungeness recent sightings

Bittern – one at Denge Marsh on 22nd and one at the ARC site on 24th. Cattle egret – one in field near Springfield Bridge again today. Great white egret – on Denge Marsh today. Glossy ibis – two on Denge Marsh on 23rd. Goldeneye – two on the ARC pit on 23rd. Merlin – one over Denge Marsh on 23rd. Stone curlew – one seen in fields by Springfield Bridge on 21st. Little stint – one on Denge Marsh all week. Jack snipe – one at Denge Marsh on 22nd. Short-eared owl – one near access track on 21st. Kingfisher – one at the ARC pit on 23rd. Black redstart – two in car park area on 24th. Ring ouzel – one flew over access track on 22nd. Dartford warbler – one near track to Hanson-ARC hide today. Dusky warbler – near the ARC viewing screen this morning and yesterday. Firecrest – one near Boulderwall Farm on 23rd.

24th October 2009, Saturday

Flat Beach Flood/level

Despite the murky and damp morning lots of avian activity on Flat Beach, 500 Lapwing, 200 Curlew, 270 Golden Plover, 5 Grey Plover, 63 Ringed Plover, 1000 Starling, 40 Skylark, 60 Meadow Pipit, 75 Mallard and 11 Brent Geese. A Peregrine passed over several times.

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