RSPB Dungeness sightings

9th July 2010, Friday

The most unusual sighting for this week has been a feeding great white egret seen on the Denge Marsh on 7th and 8th July.  An unusually large flock of nine little egrets were seen flying from the reserve towards Lydd on 8th July.  The purple herons are still regularly seen from the Hooker’s pits viewpoint and Denge Marsh hide with the female having been seen more regularly of late. The bittern is not booming as regularly anymore although flight sightings of two or three a day continue.  Numerous hobbies are seen daily and the Boulderwall kestrel fledglings have now left the nest.  A family party of bearded tits, several cuckoos, marsh harriers and three common tern chicks were also of note.