Feb 292016
 
Windy Dungeness

There was a cold easterly wind blowing when a dozen of us met at Dungeness lighthouse on Saturday morning, but not to be deterred we wrapped up warm and headed towards the power station. We were hoping to see the black redstarts which seem to have taken up residence in that area but unfortunately the […]

Sep 182013
 
Dungeness trip report - Sunday 8 September

We were greeted with a fine sunny morning (remember those?) at the old Dungeness lighthouse. In fact the weather was too good – we could make out the coastline of France across the Channel and hence so could migrant birds so there weren’t many around the bushes in the immediate vicinity. Hence we made our […]

Feb 012013
 
The day just got better and better . . . .

The day had an ominous start; broken alarm clock, damaged window blinds, temporarily mislaid credit cards, a chipped windscreen – none of that heralded the greatest of days, but hopefully Dungeness would improve things. As we drove past the ARC pits I spotted a Great White Egret by the side of the road and we […]

Nov 242012
 
Dungeness

This week my usual Wednesday Walk was actually on Thursday  and as I trawled through the various websites looking for potential sites the only area which appealed was Dungeness.    Bravely I suggested it to the rest of the team – knowing that blame would be apportioned if I had made the wrong suggestion. We […]

Apr 292012
 
Dungeness

So with the weather forecast promising some dreadful conditions what’s a girl to do at the weekend, but travel for an hour and half to Sussex and then Dungeness to stand on the shingle bank in the howling gale that is springtime in England! There’s nothing finer than standing overlooking The Patch watching common tern […]

Mar 222012
 

Following on from Sue and Ian’s post at the weekend; I saw Wheatear yesterday at Dungeness, they were superb, the males’ full breeding plumage was bright in the spring sun, I fell in love on the spot – just a shame I’m not a Wheatear! Full post to follow shortly. Sue