Archive for August 18th, 2010

18th August 2010, Wednesday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Yesterday’s Red-backed Shrike spent the day in the broom and gorse between West Beach and the Old Lighthouse but was difficult to see well in the poor weather conditions. Fresh migrants on the ground were thinly scattered but included three Whinchats. Twenty Yellow Wagtails also flew over. There were three juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, two Little Gulls, four juvenile Arctic Terns and two Black Terns feeding offshore during the morning whilst eight Arctic Skuas and seven Great Skuas flew past and a Black-necked Grebe floated east on the sea in the afternoon. The Cattle Egret, Purple Heron and Great White Egret were all seen again at various locations around the RSPB Reserve. See DBO website.