Recent sightings at RSPB Dungenes

16th August 2010, Monday

A buff-breasted sandpiper was found at the seaward end of the ARC pit yesterday evening and was still there today. Also on the ARC site: a ruff, five common sandpipers, a black tern and several common terns. An adult purple heron, a bittern and the great white egret were all seen at Denge Marsh. A black-necked grebe was on Burrowes pit and the cattle egret was still present with the cattle near Boulderwall Farm.

Sightings over the weekend included garganey, hen harrier, hobby, wood and green sandpipers, whinchat, wheatear, redstart, pied flycatcher and willow warbler.