Since the excitement of the Caspian Tern it has been fairly quiet at Dungeness. Sea watching has seen a few Common Scoter, Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns and the odd Guillemot. Another of the same Serin put in another appearance around The Point, Black Redstarts can be found around the power station along with Stonechats but generally quiet around The point. On the reserve heaven knows why Dennis's Hide is still shut even though the Bees nest was removed last week, at this rate I can see Dennis's Hide going the same way as Firth, Scott and Makepiece Hides. Fortunately at the moment here is very little of any note to be seen on Burrowes, the hay fields are now bone dry so very little avian life to be seen there either. At the moment the only place to see birds is at the ARC now that the islands are rapidly appearing. The first returning LRPs, Ruff and Garganey along with 4 Glossy Ibis, Great, Little and Cattle Egrets, Avocets, Black-tailed Godwits, wildfowl etc.
Garganey from Hanson
This female Pochard has just this single chick surviving from its brood
Swallow gleaming in the sunshine at the ARC car park