M.S., Kevin and I arrived at Dungeness around 08.30 hours.
Crossing the causeway a
Great White Egret
was seen at the far side edge of the right hand gravel pit.
We headed straight out to the point by the fishing boats, high tide was about 10.00 hours.
First noted was the huge increase of gulls roosting in the area,
Great Black-backed Gull
1 Caspian Gull, 1st winter,
no sign of the Glaucous Gull
then looking out at sea, lots of activity, many seabirds feeding and passing, non-stop activity !
A Little Gull, 2nd winter was feeding close in patrolling back and forth along the shoreline
A very high tide
At around 13.00 hours, breakfast in New Romney, (the bikers cafe), this place is good and very cheap !
en route seeing
Red-legged Partridge, 5
Then a return to the fishing boats for another session trying to take a few photos of sea birds
The last hour before dusk, we visited the ARC Pits hoping to see a Whooper or Bittern, no luck !
We did see
Goldeneye, Gadwell, Mallard, Wigeon, Shovellor, Teal, Pochard and Tufted Duck
Water Rail, 2
Mute Swan, c20 flew in at dusk