On Thursday 14th February Wendy had a course at Dungeness RSPB reserve, so I took the opportunity to accompany her, the weather-lady had promised lovely sunshine all day so I went fully kitted out with camera and scope, the only downside was limited time as we arrived in early afternoon.
|Mallard - ARC Hide - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Coot - ARC Hide - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Goldeneye - ARC Hide - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Female Smew - ARC Screen - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Great White Egret - ARC Screen - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Great White Egret over Dungeness Power Station - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Great Crested Grebe - ARC Screen - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Stonechats - Dungeness RSPB - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
I was running late and forwent Denge Marsh hide, however I then found that the footpath back to the centre was closed and with the diversion I suddenly found my return journey doubled in length and although this did afford me a wonderful view of a large mixed flock of lapwing and Golden Plover I was in danger of getting locked in and 4.45pm saw me still about15 minutes from the car park. I Marched briskly in the drizzle (thank you BBC local Weather forecast) when a very nice lady leaving the reserve,stopped her car and kindly offered me a lift back to the centre which I gratefully received and am very very thankful for.
|Pochard - ARC Screen - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Rainbow - Dungeness - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|