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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Dungeness RSPB, 25th March 2017

The sun came out for once but it was still hella windy. Nonetheless, Josh B and I had a quick trip to Dungeness RSPB, with good views of the flirtatious drake Ring-necked Duck, two distant Black-necked Grebes in their summer finery and, best of all, a drake Garganey, picked out on Cook's Pool by JB. It feels as though I haven't seen a drake for absolutely ages. Burrowes Pit also held singles of Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin and Pintail, along with three Goldeneyes and the aerial antics of a couple of Marsh Harriers over Dengemarsh also kept us entertained. We stopped by at the obs to say hi to Dave W and Gill H then called it a day, the wind unrelenting.

♂ Ring-necked Duck
♂ Garganey