RSPB Dungeness sightings

13th July 2010, Tuesday

An incredibly rare white-tailed plover is currently making its home around the ARC pits and some excellent, close views have been provided from the viewing screen over the past three days.  This bird has been seen recently in Rainham and at Slimbridge but has so far remained at Dungeness for a longer period of time and will hopefully continue to do so for some time to come.  Having now been on site for a week, the great white egret can also occasionally be seen in the Denge Marsh and a mediterranean gull has taken up residence on the shingle at the end of the main entrance track.  Whilst the purple herons remain fervently engaged in feeding behaviour, there is still no sign of any fledglings!