During the cold months the reed beds at RSPB Dungeness provide a winter home for a handful of beautiful bitterns. Our experts know just where to look to find these elusive birds so wrap up warm and join us for a stroll round the nature trail to seek out bitterns and our other winter wildlife. We will be heading out on Sunday 25 January 2015 and Sunday 15 February 2015 leaving the Visitor centre at 10.30 am and returning around 12.30 pm. For prices and more information contact us at rspb.org.uk/Dungeness or 01797 320 588. Booking is essential and any children must be accompanied by an adult
Brent goose – three on Burrowes pit on 20th.
Pintail – on Burrowes pit on 19th.
Goldeneye – at Scott hide and at ARC pit on 23rd.
Smew – two redheads and one drake on Burrowes pit at Scott hide on 23rd.
Goosander – one female at ARC pit on 23rd.
Black-necked grebe – one on Burrowes pit on 22nd.
Bittern – two at ARC pit and one at Denge Marsh on 23rd.
Great white egret – at Denge Marsh, ARC and near Boulderwall Farm on 23rd.
Peregrine – one being chased by a gull over Burrowes pit on 21st.
Golden plover – in fields near Boulderwall Farm on 22nd.
Curlew – in fields near Boulderwall Farm on 22nd.
Kingfisher – three at ARC Hanson hide on 23rd.
Stonechat – pair along main track on 22nd.
Chiffchaff – several at ARC pit and Makepeace hide on 23rd.
Firecrest – at ARC on 20th.
Tree sparrow – on car park feeders on 22nd.
Long-tailed tit – at least nine at Firth and Makepeace hides on 23rd.
Raven – over visitor centre on 20th.
Brent goose – five near Boulderwall Farm on 11th.
Bean goose – three flying north on 11th.
Pintail – on Burrowes pit on 14th.
Goldeneye – on Burrowes pit and ARC on 16th.
Smew – six redheads and one drake on Burrowes pit on 16th.
Goosander – two at ARC pit on 16th.
Black-necked grebe – one on Burrowes pit on 16th.
Slavonian grebe – one at Denge Marsh on 14th.
Bittern – one at ARC pit on 16th.
Great white egret – on ARC pit, at Denge Marsh, New Diggings and near Boulderwall Farm on 16th.
Peregrine – heard calling at ARC on 11th.
Merlin – one on visitor centre roof on 14th.
Water rail – at Scott hide on 16th.
Golden plover – in fields near Boulderwall Farm on 16th.
Kingfisher –one at Scott hide and one at ARC on 16th.
Stock dove – in fields near Boulderwall Farm on 16th.
Stonechat – pair along the return trail on 11th.
Chiffchaff – near visitor centre and at ARC on 14th.
Firecrest – at Dennis’s hide on 16th.
Tree sparrow – four near Boulderwall Farm on 11th.
Raven – two at Denge Marsh on 14th.