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6:34AM

Dungeness Day Out

Too much wind on the Clifftop for any moth trapping or visible migration, but a much better than usual Dungeness visit yesterday.

After a look around Scotney Court Farm for the Twites seen a few days ago-none, but 5 Tree Sparrows; and a visit to a  quiet ARC pit,  we headed over to the fishing boats clutching a loaf of finest sliced bread. Throwing this around attracted a few gulls [but failed to impress the fine adult Yellow Legged Gull we were trying to lure closer ], but then we noticed the Dungeness regulars doing the same thing further along the beach , attracting  lots of gulls. Joining them, and saving the bread for next time, we were soon treated to good views of this first-winter Caspian Gull, one of six recorded around Dungeness yesterday.

Later we had a quick look from Makepeace Hide to see a Spoonbill and 9 Great White Egrets, also 2 Cattle Egrets at Boulderwall, then returned to Scotney for a longer walk . Still no Twites, but a Corn Bunting, 800 [?] Golden Plovers, 49 Egyptian Geese, and a fine ringtail Hen Harrier.

 

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