The RSPB East Surrey Local Group had a successful day at Cliffe Pools recently and got in touch to share their sightings.

Some of the highlights of the day were raptors.  They were showing well with 5 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards,1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrow Hawks and a Kestrel.

Ducks included 5 Goldeneye, 9-10 Pintail, Gadwall, Widgeon, Teal, Potchard and Tufted.

Waders - good numbers of lapwings in which there were 3 Golden plover, plus 5 Ringed plover,1 Green sandpiper, 2 greenshank,  one of which had yellow rings on each leg,1 Black tailed godwit, 16+ avocets and a few Oyster catchers.

The group also spotted a kingfisher and plenty of Little Grebes and Great Crested Grebes.

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