Although it was spitting with rain, I decided to go to Dungeness RSPB Reserve. When I got there, there was nothing at all on the daily sighting board, apparently there hadn't been many birders there before I got there, although there was a large party doing the rounds and unfortunately they caught up with me in the Denge Marsh Hide. I went there because Burrows Pit was very quiet. There wasn't much here either because off to the left workers was out in their little boats planting new reeds and putting fences around them, so I had to hope that the ARC Pit was more entertaining.
There was more birds here than over the road, there was one species that I heard but didn't see and that was a BITTERN. There was at least 300 Gadwall plus a large number of Coot. 3 Marsh Harriers was quartering the reeds, occasionally flying over the water putting most of the birds up. There was 3 birds birds that was nice to see, and they was 1 male, 2 female GOLDENEYE. There was a couple of GREAT WHITE EGRET feeding in reeds a short distance out from the hide, and when I left at 15:30 the total went up to 8. The total species seen/heard was as follows: G/B/B/Gull, L/B/B/Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, B/H/Gull, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Bittern, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, G/C/Grebe, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Coot, Moorhen, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier. Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Gadwall, Shoveller, Shelduck, Goldeneye, Wigeon, C/Crow, Magpie, W/Pigeon.C/Dove, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Reed Bunting, Starling.
My "Bird of the Day" is the male ** Goldeneye **