Tuesday, 4 April 2017

At Dungeness today the weather and the birds improved as the day went on. We started at the ARC pit where a couple of Willow Warblers and a Reed Warbler, plus Sedge Warblers were in song. There was little of interest at the Patch but there were a couple of Wheatears opposite Jarman's. After lunch we visited the RSPB reserve were the Ring-necked Duck showed well on Cook's Pool, and the Long-eared Owl was present behind the dipping pond. A couple of Swallows flew over the Dennis hide. A Marsh Harrier and a couple of Egyptian Geese were noted. At Scotney there were 10-20 Yellow Wagtails near the farm buildings where a Corn Bunting was singing from a wire and Little Owl showed under one of the barns.
Ring-necked Duck

Corn Bunting

 Yellow Wagtail

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