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  • Blog Post: sightings 6th to 12th December 2014

    Goldeneye – one female on ARC on 8 th . Pintail – on Burrowes pit from Scott hide on 10 th . Smew – three redheads on Burrowes pit from Scott hide on 11 th . Goosander – two male and three female from Firth hide on 10 th . Black tailed godwit – on Burrowes...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 30th November to 5th December 2014

    Bewicks swan – two in front of ARC Hanson hide on 30 th Nov. Goldeneye – on Burrowes pit on 5 th . Pintail – on Burrowes pit on 5 th . Red-crested pochard – one near Makepeace hide on 1 st . Smew - one redhead at ARC on 2 nd . Goosander – one female from the...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 19th - 29th November 2014

    White fronted goose – near Boulderwall Farm on 25 th . Goldeneye – four females on Burrowes pit on 28 th . Smew - one redhead at ARC on 28 th . Goosander – four females on Burrowes pit on 28 th Pintail – on Burrowes and ARC pits on 24 th Black-necked grebe –...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 15th - 21st November 2014

    Brent goose - 68 flying SW over Burrowes pit on 18th Goldeneye – four on ARC pit on 21 st . Smew - one redhead at the ARC pit on 21 st . Goosander – two females on Burrowes pit on 19 th . Pintail – two on Burrowes pit on 19 th . Black-necked grebe - one at Scott hide...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 8th - 14th November 2014

    Goldeneye – four females at ARC on 14 th . Smew - one redhead at the ARC on 14 th . Goosander - one on Burrowes pit on 13 th . Black-necked grebe - on Burrowes pit on 13 th . Slavonian grebe – one at ARC on 14 th . Bittern - at Denge Marsh on 13 th . Great white egret...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 1st - 7th November 2014

    Pintail – on Burrowes pit and at ARC on 5 th . Red crested pochard – female at ARC on 2 nd . Long-tailed duck – two juveniles at Scott hide on 1 st . Goldeneye – one female and one drake at ARC on 3 rd . Black-necked grebe – two on Burrowes pit and ARC on...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 23rd to 31st October 2014

    Brent goose – six in flight over Burrowes on 26 th Oct. Egyptian goose – at ARC on 30 th Oct. Pintail – at ARC on 30 th Oct. Red crested pochard – at ARC Hanson hide on 31 st Oct. Black-necked grebe – on Burrowes pit on 30 th Oct. Bittern – at...
  • Blog Post: Cattle be an Egret

    Could it be a cattle egret in amongst….the cattle? On the 1 st of October to everyone’s excitement, a cattle egret was sighted in the Boulderwall Fields in and amongst the cows (what a shocker). Since then, it has been seen every day. It isn’t the first sighting - three birds also...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 11th to 17th October

    Pintail – two on Burrowes pit on 17 th . Black-necked grebe – two on Burrowes pit at Scott hide on 17 th . Bittern – at ARC and from ramp at Hookers pits on 17 th . Great white egret – at Dennis’s hide, ARC and Denge Marsh on 17 th . Cattle egret –...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 3rd to 10th October

    Sightings over the last week: Garganey – one at ARC on 3 rd . Pintail – at ARC on 10 th . Black-necked grebe – at ARC on 9 th . Bittern – at Denge Marsh on 10 th . Great white egret – ARC and Denge Marsh on 10 th . Cattle egret – one in fields...
  • Blog Post: sightings at Dungeness

    Recent sightings at RSPB Dungeness: Garganey – one at ARC on 3 rd . Black-necked grebe – at ARC on 2 nd . Bittern – at Denge Marsh on 3 rd . Great white egret – three at Denge Marsh and one on Burrowes pit on 3 rd . Cattle egret – one in fields near...
  • Blog Post: Kart-loads of Kestrels!

    A word from Izzy - our intern and cake-baker extra-ordinaire If you’ve visited Dungeness in the last few weeks, you may have noticed higher than normal numbers of kestrels. It is possible that these are fledged juvenile birds that are looking for places to establish territories. Adults as well as juveniles...
  • Blog Post: It's goodbye from me...

    Hi everyone, I'm sad to say this is my last day working as Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Dungeness...I'm very happy to say I am staying with the RSPB however, and will be moving to work at The Lodge as a Visitor Experience Development Officer. I'll definitely be back to visit Dungeness...
  • Blog Post: It swoops..it scores!

    Welcome to your Friday evening sightings update! I'm fresh in from a hopeful period spent in Denge Marsh hide, where I failed to catch a glimpse of an osprey that had been fishing there this afternoon. A couple of visitors got some great views of it swooping in and making off with it's meal,...
  • Blog Post: Migration guided walk Wed 10th September

    Just a quick reminder that local birder Paul Trodd will be leading an autumn migration walk tomorrow morning, Wednesday 10th September. The walk will start at 10am, so do join in if you'll be visiting the reserve, it will be a fantastic chance to get some inside knowledge on the wonderful wildlife...
  • Blog Post: Join the migration celebration

    Have you visited Dungeness to see this year's migrants yet? If not, why not kick off this year's autumn migration by joining local birder Paul Trodd for a tour of the reserve next Wednesday, 10th September. There's always something fantastic to see at Dungeness. In the past week visitors...
  • Blog Post: Your countryside needs you....

    ...to Vote For Bob! A Vote For Bob is a vote for nature. It only takes a minute, click here to vote now!
  • Blog Post: A red-necked phalarope sort of week

    It's been the last week of the summer holidays for many, but no one has been disappointed by the spectacular show the Dungeness wildlife has put on! The final Wildlife Safari and Pond Dipping events entertained enthusiastic families today, who met medicinal leeches amongst other curious creatures...
  • Blog Post: Bob spotted at Dungeness...

    ...according to the wildlife garden blackboard, anyway! Also seen this week, a small and excellently camouflaged smooth newt with a big message - if you haven't already, Vote for Bob here
  • Blog Post: Montegu's harriers and kingfishers delight visitors!

    Hello all, You've all been out enjoying the reserve and making the most of the summer this week - one lucky family today managed to get Gold Spot and Score certificates for their excellent wildlife spotting skills. Among their lucky spots were a water vole, grass snake, newts and a kingfisher;...
  • Blog Post: Whose been sneaking around your garden..?

    ..and have they left any messages like the ones that have appeared in ours? Have you voted for Bob yet? If not, do it here - it only takes a minute. Your countryside needs you!
  • Blog Post: Vote for Bob!

    As you will know, Dungeness is famous for giving homes to loads of rare bumblebees, but this really took the biscuit! Yesterday a big friendly bumblebee visited RSPB Dungeness to pass on a special message from its friend Bob... This lovely bumblebee spend some time spreading the message among...
  • Blog Post: Great white egrets the weekend is here!

    Hi everyone, As an update to last week's recent sightings roundup, here's a picture of that common gull chick, who is doing very well indeed. It must be a strong one as it did well to survive all the recent rain showers and blustery weather. It has again been view-able from the Visitor Centre...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate the weekend with water rails and rare chicks!

    That's right this week has closed with some stonking sightings! Just today visitors have been wow-ed by views of a common gull, with newly hatched chick in tow, right in front of the visitor centre window! Although the name 'common gull' doesn't sound like much to get excited about...
  • Blog Post: Fluttering butterflies it's nearly the weekend!

    Hi there! Today the reserve has been busy with eager pond dippers, who have dunked their nets with delight all afternoon! They found some great crested newts and squirming medicinal leeches - two rare Dungeness specialities that are given homes thanks to your support. While we're talking about...