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RSPB Reserve Dungeness

1 May 2011 Leave a comment

RSPB Reserve Dungeness

I am somewhat of a lapsed ornithologist, but today marked the day I got back to doing something I have not been doing doing for some time. The reserve is about 20 minutes from where I live, the RSPB reserve at Dungeness in Kent. Managed to snap a few photos too; although my only issue is the fact that the 300mm lens is simply inadequate for 1. small birds and 2. birds that are far away. I think to only way to do these birds any justice when it comes to photographs would be a 100-400mm lens with 2x extender.

Bird List

Somewhere on the reserve is the elusive Purple Heron. Needless to say it remained elusive . Bird list from today: Tufted Duck; Pochard; Goosander; Common Tern; Mute Swan; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose (with young); Ringed Plover; Shelduck; Linnet; Whitethroat; Reed Bunting; Willow Warbler; Coot (pretty much everywhere you look); Nesting Cormorants

Of these the highlight has to be the Reed Bunting, Pochard, Ringed Plover, Whitethroat and Linnet since these were the first time I can recall making positive identifications on these.

Categories: Ornithology, Photography