Friday, 3 February 2017

Having been suffering from one of these viruses for sometime I finally got to Dungeness today. We started at the ARC where liitle was to be seen but at the patch, roosting on the beach were both a Glaucous and an Iceland Gull (2 of the latter were reported later). After lunch we went round the main part of the RSPB reserve where highlights were: Ring-necked Duck, Long-eared Owl, 3 Goosander, 1 Smew, 7 White-fronted Geese, 1 Ruff, a drake Goldeneye in front of the Makepeace hide, and a 2nd sighting of the Glaucous Gull making a visit from the patch. On the way over to Rye the Red-necked Grebe and a Little Egret were on the pool just west of Camber. A good day.

Iceland Gull


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