Sunday, 25 September 2016
A trio of egrets!
RSPB Havering Local Group's first coach trip of the new event's season yesterday Dungeness. Twenty two of us were on the outing and our first stop was the power station at Dungeness.
After checking out the power station for the regular Black Redstarts without success, a female was seen later by some nearer to Dungeness Observatory, we climbed the shingle bank for some sea watching. The wind was stiff and coming in off the sea making viewing tricky, masses of gulls were moving to and from the power station outfall along with Common Terns and a few Sandwich Terns. Three Arctic Skuas drifted by low to the water and quite distant stopping occasionally to harry the gulls. Gannets adults and juveniles some spectacularly diving for food were moving by. While back inland a couple of Wheatears and one Whinchat were spotted.