Trip reports

Field Trip to Dungeness

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park
Bittern, RSPB images

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Mute swan
Canada goose
Greylag goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shoveler
Pintail
Teal
Pochard
Tufted duck
Goosander
Smew (M + F)
Goldeneye (M + F)
Great crested grebe
Little grebe
Black-necked grebe
Cormorant
Birttern (3 or 4)
Great white egret
Little egret
Grey heron
Marsh harrier (M + F)
Kestrel
Peregrine (2)
Water rail
Moorhen
Coot
Lapwing
Curlew
Snipe
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Common gull
Great black-backed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Stock dove
Woodpigeon
Barn owl
Kingfisher
Green woodpecker
Great spotted woodpecker
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Chiffchaff (H)
Blue tit
Great tit
Starling
Magpie
Carrion crow
House sparrow
Tree sparrow
Chaffinch

56 Species

Weather: Cold, sunny day, chilly breeze.

Leader: Geoff Shoebridge

List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge. Highlights: Drake smew & goldeneye, 3 (possibly 4) bittern coming in to roost, a good selection of wildfowl plus excellent views of 2 peregrines over ARC car park.