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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Dungeness 7th Oct

Managed about 3 hours today, able to spot whinchat and stonechats on track, tree sparrows on normal feeders. At least 4 kestrels on main reserve. Firth hide was quite busy with golden plover, 5 dunlin, 1 black tailed godwit, pied wags, black headed gulls, lapwings, 1 avocet and 2 snipe. A marsh harrier flew above the tree line on the far bank being followed by a sparrowhawk and overseen by a kestrel. Denge was relatively quiet, the great white egret flew across the reserve dropping into an unseen pond. Looking straight across from denge hide showed a buzzard perched on a post.
ARC held normal bits and pieces, 7 pintails again today, couldn't find the black necked grebe although it was reported. Golden plover numbers were up to over 400. On the track to Hanson hide was a reed warbler forgetting that it should be on its winter holidays.
Count for the day 53

Black Tailed Godwit
Probably the last reed warbler of the year!

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