Dungeness 12/9/22

May be an image of map
Map of Dugeness nature resere.

An incredible bird watching afternoon at RSPB Dungeness. A lot of first timers for me. The photos being posted are not the best but will serve as a permanent record. The shots mostly come from the newly refurbished Hanson hide.

The islands facing the hide have also been given a makeover to provide important feeding grounds for passing waders. The islands have been raised so that flooding in winter will not completely cover the islands. It was interesting to read that a anti predator ditch had been dug and fencing will be built to protect the birds.

A great white egret.
You can clearly see how the islands have been raised creating a habitat to suit all waders .If you look closely you can see a black tern .A first for me.
Black terns.
Wood sandpiper
Curlew sandpiper.
Little stint
This is another shot of the little stint to show the size of this wader.
On the tip of the scrape is the little stint.
Red listed starlings.
Lesser black backed gulls.
This robin was so friendly.
Golden plovers.
Lapwing and golden plovers.

I will visit again and walk around the whole reserve.

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