Spring Migration at Dungeness, Kent

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Dungeness in Kent is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world and home to a huge variety of wildlife. Despite a nuclear power station being situated here, the station does have its benefits. The warm water outfall attracts large numbers of gulls, which include Yellow-legged and Mediterranean Gulls. Seabird passage may include Parasitic Jaeger, Sandwich Tern, Common Scoter and more.

The nearby bird observatory and trapping area is a great place to see Black Redstart, Common Firecrest and maybe something rarer such as Bluethroat.

We will also visit the RSPB reserve where a number of hides overlook an area of old flooded gravel pits, which are home to good numbers of wildfowl.

Migration should be in full swing and virtually anything can turn up from Woodchat Shrike to Eurasian Wryneck. Passerines such as Whinchat, Common Redstart and Willow Warbler could be seen in the scrubby bushes.
£45 per person (does not include entrance fees or parking charges)

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