I was picked up around 0630hrs by Darren Thomas and Tony Donnely then on to Stanstead Abbots to pick up Jane we arrived at Dungeness 0855hrs.
We met Paul Trodd a boyhood friend of mine from the seventies although my junior he was my birding
Our first port of call was the moth trap it held a variety of moths and a large beetle.
It was then back to base the car park for lunch.
We were soon off again to the ARC pits where we were treated to a wader fest and the threatening rain arrived as we all bundled in to the hide.
Of special note Bar wit ,Little Stint a juv in belt and braces plumage noted by Darren,then a possible Merlin flushed a Cettis from the now named stringers hide?.
The rain came down as the Golden Plovers huddled together while Curlew Sandpiper and Curlews both species with down curved bills showed well.
The rain eased we moved off to grill Yellow wagtails and Whinchats,before making our way for a sea watch.
Finally back to the reserve where most of us got the devishly elusive Cattle Egret,making 3 egrets in a day.
96 species seen approx some seen on route,Thanks to Paul Trodd for a great day check out.