18. March 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Birds

A visit today to the RSPB's reserve at Dungeness on the South coast. This is a massive peninsula that's mostly shingle (medium sized pebbles) with watery pits and ditches. Photos (lots of photos) will be forthcoming but for now a list of the large quantity of different birds that we identified in just a few hours. Highlighted in red are those that were new to us.

  • Mute swan
  • Greylag goose
  • Canada goose
  • Shelduck
  • Wigeon
  • Teal
  • Mallard
  • Shoveler
  • Pochard
  • Tufted duck
  • Goldeneye
  • Great crested grebe
  • Little grebe
  • Cormorant
  • Grey heron
  • Little egret
  • Red-legged partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Marsh harrier
  • Moorhen
  • Coot
  • Lapwing
  • Black-headed gull
  • Great black-backed gull
  • Herring gull
  • Wood pigeon
  • Pied wagtail
  • Blackbird
  • Blue tit
  • Great tit
  • Carrion crow
  • House sparrow
  • Chaffinch
  • Linnet
  • Reed bunting
  • Ruddy duck
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  1. Did you know that Dungeness is threatened by plans to extend Lydd Airport. You can find out on the RSPB’s Saving Special Places blog http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/blogs/specialplaces/archive/2010/03/11/stop-lydd-airport-expansion-how-you-can-help.aspx

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