Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Wednesday 14th July
The White-tailed Lapwing was polite enough to linger at Dungeness for another day, and James wanted to see it having missed it a Rainham last week. With the Purple Herons and Great White Egret all sighted this afternoon I couldn't turn his offer of a lift. Leaving work I was sad to find a dead Greenfinch at the base of one of the windows on the main lab building of the Research Station. Waiting for my lift I counted 13 species including Yellowhammers, Linnet, House Martin and Pied Wagtails.
Arriving at the ARC pit we quickly connected with the White-tailed Plover, rather distant but constantly active and often giving excellent views in the early evening sun (where were the thunderstorms?) including a couple of short flights. Up to three Green Sandpipers were also present, one sitting out very close to the ARC screen. This was turning into a lovely evening!