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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Saturday 11th Feb. SWW Dungeness

Starting at the almost frozen ARC pit walking up the path to the Hanson hide, 30 - 40 Bewicks took off,
On the Ice 2 Bittern, hundreds of Wigeon, Shoveler a few Goldeneye, and a fox.

At the reserve entrance 30 -40 Tree Sparrows





On the feeders Blue and Great Tits, and a Reed Bunting


Burrows Pit - 4 Drake and 5 Redhead Gooseanders, Long Tailed Duck, Great White Egret flew over,
Around the reserve several Marsh Harriers, Peregrine, Canadas and Greylags on a frozen Denge Marsh
Stopping on the causeway 1 further Bittern on the ARC, several Redhead and 3 Drake Smew in the distance on New Diggings.


On the beach a few gulls, no sign of the Glaucous, on the sea a couple of Gannets, several distant flying auks and Great Crested Grebes in shore.

Stopping off at Scotney on the way home 20 White-fronted, 50 Barnacle with a couple of hyrbid emporers, 8 Brents and 1 Pale Bellied Brent amoungst the Greylags and Canadas.

 

Another good day but then, it always is at Dungeness.

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