Saturday 1 February 2014

Glauc steals the show

With news of a 1st year Glauc showing well at Dungeness for the last couple of days myself and Mo had no hesitation in getting down there early doors.

Arriving at dawn we pulled up along the causeway and picked up the Black-throated diver on new diggings with no fewer than 4 Great White Egrets on view.  Arc pits held 7 red head Smew and several Goldeneye.

Quite an amazing start, we then headed down to the point and picked up at least 8 Little Gulls inc 2 1w's.

ad Little Gull 

1w Little Gull

1w Kitt

We paced up and down the beach and was joined by Shaunboy but still no sign of the Glauc.  Just as myself and Mo was about to move on - Shaun pics up the Glaucous Gull feeding on the foreshore showing incredibly well.

Having had a fill of this stonking beast we headed of to folkestone in search of an over wintering Palla's warbler but to no avail, but we did add both Treecreeper and Coal tit for the year.

A great morning's birding and managed to get Mo home for his rugby!  Bet he wished we stayed out though.....

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