Here is the latest news from the RSPB team at Dungeness:
Reserve News Updates
Many birds have settled down to nest, but some are still migrating through. Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a huge increase in common terns (we have over 150 on the reserve at the moment) as well as waders who are passing through to feed. A treat on a miserable, wet and windy Wednesday was over 50 black terns coming in and feeding over Burrowes Pit for the duration of the day. The next day they had all disappeared, but for the people who braved the weather to visit us I'm sure they thought it was well worth it!
We're excited that cattle egrets are still ...
It is no surprise that the RSPB Minsmere reserve is our most visited destination for our group coach trips -it is a wonderful place with its varied mosaic of habitats situated on the Suffolk heritage coastline. A prominent landmark seen from the reserve is the white dome of Sizewell B power station owned and operated by EDF Energy.
EDF are currently have consultation out for the building of a third nuclear power station on the Sizewell estate. This could be a huge threat to this special place. Despite years of the RSPB working with EDF to try to minimise the impacts on nature, EDF still have not provided sufficient evidence that their proposals will not have a significant impact on Minsmere.
Important notice from the RSPB:With immediate effect, we are no longer able to accept donations of used postage stamps.We are very grateful for any continued donations of stamp collections, first day covers and albums. These will be sent of our UK Headquarters for monthly sale by a specialist auction house.Thank you for all your support helping us stamp out albatross deaths. If you have been collecting postage stamps over the Christmas period, thank you, but as we are no longer able to accept them please dispose them in your waste and / or recycling system.Paul
Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 9 June at Thursley Common NNR Meet in The Moat car park GU8 6LW (SU899416). This is a special habitat with hobby, redstart, woodlark and Dartford warbler as well as numerous dragonfly species. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around […]
Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Tuesday morning, 28th May at Cliffe Pools. Meet in the car park off Salt Lane ME3 7SU (TQ724763). The breeding colony of terns, gulls & avocets will be in full swing & nightingales in the scrub may still be singing. The meeting starts […]
The group met up at Thursley common on Sunday, which was the best day of the week weather wise. Thursley common National Nature Reserve is the largest and most important heathland area in Surrey. It has a mosaic of open dry heathland, peat bogs, ponds, and pine and deciduous woodlands. […]
Last Tuesday the group visited the RSPB reserve at Cliffe Pools. We were greeted in the car part by a nightingale in full song – a rather good start to the day. The breeding colony of black – headed gulls on the islands was very impressive (and noisy!) with about […]