The first RSPB SE Herts Group coach trip of the new season was a great success with brilliant weather and over 80 species of bird spotted. Walking down to the new Reserve centre a Greenshank and Stonechat were spotted and a Hobby whizzed past. Whilst photographing a Redshank it panicked and flew off. The reason being this passing Peregrine.
Four Spoonbill were showing opposite the Reserve centre.
A late Clouded Yellow butterfly was a good find.
Only one Wheatear was present, but eventually came a bit closer and allowed some good views.
Further round on one of the pits was a small group of Golden Plover with a lone Grey Plover.
It was then down to the beach with iconic views of the Dungeness Power Station.
Sadly there was some disturbance from dog walkers so failed to get any shots of the Sanderlings, but did get the Oystercatchers as they flew off.
I did manage to get shots of Dunlin and Ringed Plover on the beach.
Heading back, a Redshank was posing well on the riverbank.
Altogether an excellent trip!