Tuesday 20 November 2012

Dungeness Birding Day Out

On Sunday I headed down to Dungeness in Kent for a day's birding in the sun, with a few of the lads; Shaun, Bradders Jnr and Jono. A Pallas's Warbler had been in the lighthouse garden for a couple of days, and having only ever seen 2 of these smart little birds, I hoped  it would still be there, despite the clear over night skies. Unfortunately, it was no where to be seen.......

The lighthouse garden has turned up all sorts over the years, but today it was quiet 

This is the  3rd winter this Glaucous Gull has returned to Dungeness, I wonder how many more years it will return 

A big ugly pale brute and a Glaucous Gull - that's Jono snapping away

When news broke at lunchtime of a mega rare Desert Warbler an hour up the road we had to go and investigate. Despite bashing the hell out of Samphire Hoe, it could not be located and it has not been seen since. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.   

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