Friday, 8 January 2016

No moths yet this year. Tuesday afternoon I made a brief visit to Seasalter where 2 Short-eared Owls showed well from the Pumping House with a ringtail Hen Harrier there too. Today made my first visit of the year to windy Dungeness. A Peregrine showed well over the ARC pit. On the main part of the reserve we saw the Shag from the Dennis hide just before it flew-my first in Kent for 8 years. The Long-eared Owl was just about visible behind the Dipping Pond. We failed to see the Penduline Tit which had been seen earlier, but ticked off  3 Geat White Egrets, 5 Little Egrets, 1 or 2 Smew and a Kingfisher. Bird of the day however was the 1st Winter Caspian Gull which was lying low in the afternoon gale very close to the road near the Fishing Boats. 

 Caspian Gull
 Caspian Gull
 Grey Heron & Little Egrets

1 comment:

  1. I must have been there at the same time as you Pete.