Archive for December 29th, 2009

29th December 2009, Tuesday

RSPB Dungeness recent sightings

Red-throated diver – one on the ARC pit on 28th. Slavonian grebe – one on Denge Marsh on 28th. Black-necked grebe – one on Denge Marsh on 28th. Bittern – at least one daily at the ARC site, Denge Marsh or Hooker’s pits. One from Christmas Dell hide on 28th. Smew – present since 1st. Up to six females around the site from 17th. Goosander – three on the ARC pit on 27th and one on New Diggings on 28th. Curlew – one near Boulderwall Farm on 28th. Woodcock – one at Christmas Dell on 24th. Great spotted woodpecker – one near Boulderwall Farm on 22nd and 23rd. Siberian chiffchaff – one in bushes to left of track near ARC viewing screen on 28th. Firecrest – one near Hooker’s pits on 28th. Raven – two over Denge Marsh on 28th.