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Tuesday 12 April 2011

Rye Harbour and Dungeness Point 12/4/11

After the car had been looked at, i headed off to Rye and Dungeness point. Along Narrow Pit going out to Ternary Pool i counted 14 Sedge Warblers all in full song and display flight. The Harbour Farm Pools held 8 Avocet and a tight flock of 96 Golden Plover had been spooked. On Ternary Pool i counted 136 Mediterranean Gulls. Walking back towards Harbour Farm i had a quick look in the dense bramble and was surprised to flush a Grasshopper Warbler. It reeled for a bit but as usual it remained very elusive.

Sedge Warbler, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull and Grasshopper Warbler at Rye Harbour NR.

At Dungeness Point there was unfortunately no sign of the Hoopoe, but a female Black Redstart and a male Blackcap were in the old lighthouse garden and the Glaucous Gull was still hanging around on the beach with France in the backround!!

Black Redstart and Glaucous Gull on Dungeness Point.

On the way home i briefly looked into a garden near Arlington Res. and found 23 Green-winged Orchids already in flower.