Trip reports

Field trip to Dungeness

Male goldeneye
Male goldeneye:RSPB images

Saturday, 23 January 2016

We had a good day. The weather was quite bright to start with but clouded over and became very misty for a time.

The new people had an enjoyable time, seeing birds they'd never seen before and the children were quite enthusiastic. Hannah, the new RSPB intern at Dungeness, joined the group and it was very helpful to have the benefit of her knowledge of the reserve.

Mute swan
Canada goose
Greylag goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shoveler
Pintail
Teal
Pochard
Tufted duck
Smew (M + F)
Goldeneye (M + F)
Great crested grebe
Little grebe
Cormorant
Great white egret
Little egret
Grey heron
Marsh harrier (M + F)
Peregrine
Water rail (H)
Moorhen (H)
Coot
Lapwing
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Common gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Great black-backed gull
Stock dove
Woodpigeon
Green woodpecker
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Song thrush (H)
Chiffchaff
Cetti's warbler
Goldcrest
Blue tit
Great tit
Starling
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion crow
Rook
House sparrow
Tree sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Reed bunting

54 Species

Leader: Geoff Shoebridge

List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge. Highlights: Drake smew & goldeneye, a good selection of wildfowl.