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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Dungeness 13th Oct

A short afternoon visit, after 5 days away....back to work now so got withdrawal symptoms. Just a I entered the reserve, the first bird to be spotted was a very nice stonechat and then some tree sparrows. Lots of goldfinches around still, as well as chiff chaffs, a few kestrels, 5 green woodpeckers and a whinchat. A peregrine was around Denge area. ARC held increasing numbers of golden plovers and 2 little stints. There were 7 pintail which I only saw  after being shown by and chastised by Martin (rightly so) for not looking properly. Highlight of the day was undoubtedly a distant female red crested pochard. A little drive around the Dungeness Estate showed large flocks of pied wagtails and linnets.
Count for the day 50

Goldfinch trying to be a woodpecker
View across ARC from Hanson Hide
A very distant red crested pochard with 2 gadwall

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