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2016 Report

Our 2016 Report is now available from the Observatory for £8.00 plus P&P if needed. Please contact the Warden: dungenessobs@vfast.co.uk

24th Nov

The seawatching was fairly slow going save for a mixture of wildfowl, all passing in an easterly direction unless stated. In total 55 Brent Goose (44E/11W), three Shoveler, a Pintail, 39 Wigeon, 14 Common Scoter (8E/6W) and three Red-breasted Merganser were noted. The best of the seawatching was provided by three drake Eider and a single Pomarine Skua heading east. Also of note on the Point were a Black Redstart  around the Fishing Boats and two 1st Winter Caspian Gulls were at The Patch.

On the RSPB Reserve the drake Ring-necked Duck, Cattle Egret and 1+ Great White Egret were all still present along the access track. A single Goosander was on the ARC Pit, a Scaup was seen on Denge Marsh, the Long-eared Owl was still roosting by the Centre, four Bewick Swans were seen at in the Cockles Bridge area, two Yellow-legged Gulls were noted on Burrowes Pit and a Ring-billed Gull was reported but not relocated.