Archive for June 2nd, 2012

2nd June 2012, Saturday

RSPB Dungeness sightings

In addition to our bittern that has been booming from Hooker’s pits since March (who we believe has mated with at least one female) we have had several reports of a bird at the ARC site over the past few days. Is this the bird from Hooker’s pits going for a wander or is it another bird looking for a mate? Please let us know if you see any bittern activity on the ‘other side of the road’.

Visitors have been lucky enough to get some good sightings of garganey this week, with up to three seen from the gate on the bridle track at Denge Marsh. With hobbies and marsh harriers flying overhead and up to 40 common terns in the area Denge Marsh is definitely the place to be at the moment.

2nd June 2012, Saturday

What to do today?

Come down to RSPB Dungeness and join in our Bee Fest activities, that’s what! In the comfort of the Visitor Centre you can make a cosy bee house, have fun at our craft table and visit our bee market where we’re selling a wide range of bee goodies – everything from hand-knitted bees and honey to hand lenses and id guides for the serious bee watcher. Outside you can follow our bee trail and enter our priize draw or even do a spot of pond-dipping! Activities start at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday and continue throughout the week – take a look at the events pages for full details.