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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Dungeness 29th Sept

Feeling a little more human today, I decided on a short visit to Dungy. On arriving at the main car park, I was informed of a barred warbler caught in the DBO trapping area. I arrived at the DBO just as the bird arrived at the shed to be measured and ringed. On release the bird initially hid in a bush, but after a while it did give some short tantalising views. Another life tick for me! Sorry I never texted anyone, but that was a bit difficult, seeing as I left my phone at home...doh!
Numerous reports of various sea birds from the patch, but that is too far for me at the moment, so I'll have to wait a bit longer to add them to my year list.
Back to ARC Hanson hide for the usual mix, inc 2 dunlin and over 100 golden plover. The black necked grebe is also still around seen right down the far end close to the bank, making it difficult to see with bins alone, so definately no chance of any better pics yet. Over to the main reserve for my rich roast and a chat. A few wheatears were showing as well as 2 whinchats, 1 female blackcap, 2 kestrels and 2 marsh harriers, there were also a few linnets around and numerous chiffchaffs. A few shelducks are also now reappearing after being absent for a short while. A common sandpiper was also showing well on the closest bar outside the visitor centre window.
Count for the day 51

Barred Warbler
Juvenile Starling having a bath

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