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  • Blog Post: Sun's out at Dungeness!

    We’ve had a jam packed couple of weeks of activities on the reserve! Both Cub Scouts and Brownies have visited and had a wonderful time pond dipping and exploring the reserve learning about wildlife. Brownies with a newt tadpole We also hosted 3 Wild Families events which included; pond...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness update 12th August 2016

    We've had a wonderful week for wildlife here at Dungeness. Waders can be seen frequently on the islands on Burrowes pit. The list of waders spotted this week include: little stints, redshank, greenshank, ringed plover, little ringed plover, golden plover, sanderling, black-tailed godwit, bar-tailed...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Dungeness' first ever Big Wild Sleepout!

    We were so excited to be able to host the Big Wild Sleepout at RSPB Dungeness for the very first time this year. Although we have been supporting the campaign over the years, it was finally time to take part! 41 people turned up to our fully booked event on the Saturday to set up their tents...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness update 29th July 2016

    Dungeness has been basked in glorious sunshine over the last few weeks, bringing out all sorts of exciting and wonderful wildlife. Bees, butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies have all been whizzing about. Crickets are chirping in the long grass, flowers are blooming and baby animals from tufted ducks...
  • Blog Post: National Meadows Day

    It's the 1 st July and the weather can only get better – surely? Look down on the ground at Dungeness though and you will spot an array of brightly coloured wildlife. Wildflowers are blooming with lots of different types and colours of vetch out in the fields, buttercups, Nottingham catchfly...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness news 24th June 2016

    Work has been undertaken at Lade Pits this week, cutting back the bramble to create clearer pathways for our visitors. We are taking a much more active approach to the management of the site to enhance the reserve for visitors and wildlife. We ask you kindly not to fish, boat or swim at the lakes in...
  • Blog Post: A sunny day at Dungeness

    Just a quick update on recent happenings on the reserve! It's nice to see the sunshine here at Dungeness and the wildlife are enjoying it too! There are so many insects out in the sun including crickets, beetles and many different species of bees and butterflies. Today's bird sightings...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness weekly update. June 3rd.

    Can you believe it's June?! Summer has hidden from us this week and we’ve had very gloomy grey weather on the reserve. This hasn’t put too much of our wildlife off though as we have had hundreds of swifts flying over Burrowes pit catching all the insects in the air. Cuckoos can still...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness weekly update 27th May 2016

    What a busy week on the reserve! It’s been gull mania here with a glaucous gull seen today on Burrowes pit by Makepeace hide and a laughing gull seen there yesterday too! Another sea bird highlight this week was the gull-billed tern, spotted over Burrowes on Sunday. Other bird highlights...
  • Blog Post: Weekly update 20th May

    The reserve is alive with the sights, sounds and smells of summer! All we need now is the hot, cloudless days to go with it. Swifts, swallows, sand martins and hobbies all race through the air above our heads as we walk the trail. Our gorgeous yellow flag iris is out now attracting a variety of bees...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness update 13th May

    Today our eyes and ears of the reserve scouted a black necked grebe showing breeding behaviour on Burrowes pit and a red kite flying over Denge Marsh. I was out on the reserve today, checking our trails and hides. I was lucky enough to spot a sedge warbler and had fantastic views of common and black...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness weekly update 6th May 2016

    What a gorgeous day today, finally the warm weather is here and it’s looking like it will stay for the weekend! Today our warden team were putting out the floating raft, hoping to entice terns to nest on it. You will be able to see it from Dennis’ hide. Fingers crossed for fluffy chicks...
  • Blog Post: Weekend sightings 23/24 April 2016

    Here's a quick list of wildlife sightings we had over the weekend: (Tundra) Bean goose – from viewing ramp at Hookers Egyptian goose – at Denge Marsh Bittern – booming at Denge Marsh Peregrine – over Burrowes pit Marsh harrier – over Denge Marsh Buzzard...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness weekly update 8th - 15th April

    Good news, our return trail has now been opened! Although last night’s rain has made it a little bit wetter than we would of liked, it’s safe to walk down it now, with just a small diversion over a large puddle – just bring sensible footwear! The willow trail at the ARC is still closed...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness weekly update!

    What a busy week we have had on the reserve! Most days the weather has been kind so we have been flooded with visitors over the Easter break. Our insects are starting to emerge with all of our ‘Big 7’ species of bee being spotted out and about. Peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies have emerged...
  • Blog Post: This weeks wildlife at Dungeness

    I hope you weren’t caught out by any April Fool bird sightings today! The past week has been filled with the sights and sounds of spring. We’ve had queen bumblebees buzzing around the reserve looking for a place to start a nest, our colony of Andrena vaga bees or grey-backed mining bees...
  • Blog Post: Spring is here at Dungeness!

    Spring is officially here! Today we have had reported sightings of our first swallow, house martin and wheatear of the year! Just in time for Easter – fantastic! Bitterns have also been heard clearing their throats and practicing small booms, they have been heard early in the morning over the...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness Update - 12th - 18th March

    Image: Curlew by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) I saw a curlew on the track down to the visitor centre this morning. I haven't seen one before and they are extraordinary birds with fantastic, long beaks! Whilst speaking of the track, our warden staff and volunteers have done a fantastic job of...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Dungeness 5th - 11th March

    Red is the colour theme here this week at Dungeness with a red-crested pochard drake seen on the dipping pond yesterday, a red-throated diver on Burrowes pit on the 6th, two redpolls seen today and a redshank seen by Boulderwall. Redshank. Image: Andy Hay rspb-images I saw my first bumblebee...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness sightings 27th February - 4th March

    It's been a cold but beautifully sunny day here on the reserve today. The long eared owl was showing off really well today by the pond. We've had lots of geese on the reserve recently with Canadian geese, Greylag geese, Brent geese and Egyptian geese all taking up residents on our pits. Smews...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 20th - 26th February

    Good evening! It is still light outside whilst I write this, which is very encouraging. The weather is still bitterly cold however. But this did not stop people from venturing out on the reserve today and we were showered with a range of bird and wildlife sightings. I myself was able to spot a kingfisher...
  • Blog Post: This weeks sightings 13th - 19th February

    This week a glossy ibis was spotted at the reserve! Glossy ibis are large, heron-like birds with rich bronze feathers and a slender, curved bill. They usually live in the Mediterranean region and are still rare visitors to the UK, although records are increasing. They occasionally visit Dungeness...
  • Blog Post: This weeks sightings 8th - 12th February

    Hello! It's been fairly quiet here on the reserve today. Yesterday was a different story however! It was such a beautiful winters day - this was my view from the Visitor Centre window! There was no wind at all yesterday and Burrowes pit was so still it reflected the sky like a mirror. We had lots...
  • Blog Post: Sightings highlights 30th January - 7th February

    Did you take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend? I did and I discovered that I had a lot more visitors to my garden than I first thought so that was super exciting! I'm now finding myself daydreaming out of the window a lot more than previously, hoping to catch the blue tits on the...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings at Dungeness 20th-29th Jan

    What a mix of weather we have had here this week. A gorgeous sunny day yesterday to an extremely windy and wet day here today. Some interesting wildlife was seen this week including a slavonian grebe, jack snipe and even a very unseasonal peacock butterfly! - Recent highlights: Brent goose –...