Trip reports

Field trip to Dungeness

Field trip to Dungeness
RSPB images

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Sixteen people went on this trip to Dungeness - a decision having been made to go there rather than Elmley as the Dungeness trip had to be cancelled in January. Highlights include: Slavonian grebe, bittern, great white egret, smew, merlin, long-eared owl and bearded tit.

BIRD SIGHTINGS (50 species):
Little grebe
Great crested grebe
Slavonian grebe **
Cormorant
Common bittern (one in flight and in reeds) **
Grey heron
Little egret
Great white egret **
Mute swan
Greylag goose
Canada goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Pintail
Shoveler
Pochard
Tufted duck
Goldeneye
Smew (drake and females) **
Marsh harrier *
Sparrowhawk
Common buzzard *
Merlin (over car park) *
Coot
Oystercatcher
Golden plover
Lapwing
Curlew
Common gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Great black-backed gull
Herring gull
Woodpigeon
LONG EARED OWL ***
Robin
Cetti's warbler (heard)
Chiffchaff
Goldcrest (several)
Bearded tit **
Long-tailed tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Magpie
Carrion crow
Starling
Chaffinch
Reed bunting

Sunny, cold day with beautiful light and little wind.
Leader: Carol Goulden.