Three Porpoises were also seen
On the RSPB Reserve a superb-looking drake Hooded Merganser was found at Hookers and caused some excitement until close views revealed that it had a green ring on its right leg and severely reduced its credentials as a genuine wild bird.
|Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus Dungeness RSPB Reserve 10th March 2017
Also on the Reserve, the Ring-necked Duck continues to be seen although now on Tanner's Lake, the two Long-eared Owls are still giving great views behind the Dipping Pond and the two Slavonian Grebes and a Black-necked Grebe remain on New Diggings. Up to five Great White Egrets are still lingering in the general area.