A Bird List from Southern England: Graham Ernest-Jones

Thank-you to Graham, a former member of our Saturday walk group, for this list of birds seen in spring at the Dungeness Nature Reserve in Kent.

I have added some photos from Google Images.

From Graham

Hi -Though this is the season between winter and summer residents, Mum and I couldn’t resist a trip to Dungeness RSPB today given the lovely weather. For once we had a picnic instead of fish and chips at the Pilot!  Here is our list – nothing too much out of ordinary, but the sunlight made for great viewing:

Mute swan

Canada goose

Greylag goose

Shelduck

Shoveller

Pochard

Tufted duck

Gadwall

Mallard

Widgeon

Teal

Great-crested grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Little grebe

Coot

Moorhen


Cormorant

Little egret

Greater black-backed gull

Lesser black-backed gull

Black-headed gullHerring gull

Common gull

Curlew

Curlew

Oystercatcher

Redshank

Lapwing

Ringed plover

Carrion crow

Rook

Jackdaw

Magpie

Marsh harrier

Buzzard

Buzzard

Blackbird

Robin

Great tit

Blue tit

Chaffinch

Goldfinch

Greenfinch

Green Finch

Wren

Cetti’s warbler

Reed bunting

Pied wagtail

Tree sparrow

House sparrow

Dunnock

Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff

Meadow pipit

Wood pigeon

Collared dove

Rock dove

Feral pigeon

Green woodpecker

Pheasant

Kestrel

Kestrel


56 species.

Reported today at RSPB but not seen by us:

Garganey,

ruff,

water pipit,

bittern (booming),

bearded tit,

Bearded Tit

sparrowhawk.

Best Regards

Graham

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