Sunday, 18 November 2012
Went down to Dungeness in Kent with Jono,Bradders and Monkey as there have been some good birds there in the last few days/weeks. First up was the Great White Egret on the Arc pit, which showed well from the car. We quickly moved on to the lighthouse to see if the Pallas's Warbler was still around but with clear skies the night before it had moved on. A few finches went over head and we checked the moat which was quiet. Then it was the Glaucous Gull, which showed well out on the mud near the fishing boats and Black Redstart was also nearby. A quick chat with some of the London Birders who were also on a day out in Kent and we were on our way again, but this time to the local cafe for breakfast in New Romney. Once we started eating, news broke of a Desert Warbler at Samphire Hoe and we spent the rest of the day there looking and checking every bush and blade of grass, but with no luck.