• Recent Sightings 3/02/24 - 10/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin (Access Track) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh) 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Teal (Burrowes Pit…
  • Recent Sightings 27/01/24 - 03/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Peregrine Falcon (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Sparrowhawk (Discovery Area) 
    • White Tailed Eagle (Boulderwall Fields) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Brent Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute…
  • Recent Sightings 27/01/24 - 03/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Peregrine Falcon (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Sparrowhawk (Discovery Area) 
    • White Tailed Eagle (Boulderwall Fields) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Brent Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute…
  • Recent Sightings 20/01/24 - 27/01/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Sparrowhawk (Discovery Area)  

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields) 
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Teal (Burrowes Pit)
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Wigeon (ARC)

    Herons

    • Bittern …
  • Recent Sightings 13/01/24 - 20/01/24

    Birds of Prey

    • Barn Owl (ARC) 
    • Common Buzzard 
    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk (Visitor Centre)  

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Bewick's Swan (Burrowes Pit and ARC)  
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pink-footed Geese (Boulderwall Fields…
  • Recent Sightings 7/01/24 - 13/01/24

    Birds of Prey

    • Barn Owl (Boulderwall Fields) 
    • Common Buzzard 
    • Kestral 
    • Hen Harrier (Christmas Dale Hide) 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Merlin (Dengemarsh, Burrowes Pit) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Bewick Swan (Burrowes Pit)  
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail (Burrowes…
  • Recent Sightings 1/1/24-7/1/24

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Merlin (Access Track, Dengemarsh, Burrowes Pit) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes 

    • Brent Geese (Boulderwall Fields, Dengemarsh) 
    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields) 
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail (Burrowes Pit)  
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Shoveler (Burrowes…
  • Wildlife Sighting Highlights for 2023

    Black-winged Stilts- who successfully breed at RSPB Worth Marshes (our sister site) with four chicks fledging. This is a first for the reserve and we’d like to thank everyone who has worked hard to help protect these chicks.

    Pallid Harrier - this made an appearance around the reserve in yearly October and seen in the area for at least 5 days. 

    Red Footed Falcon - This incredible bird of prey visited the reserve…

  • Dungeness Wrapped 2023

    Another exciting year has flown by here on the reserve with lots of hard work and achievements aplenty! We thought we would summarise these again via this blog. 

    Habitat

    Ironically, we have finished this year as we started with very high water levels. We are rapidly approaching the highest levels ever recorded on the reserve and we are only halfway through the winter!   

    The usual willow clearance was started by the practical…

  • Sightings from 04/12/23 to 14/12/23

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Kestrel
    • Hen Harrier  
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk 

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Geese, Swans and Grebes  

    • Bewick's Swan 
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • White Fronted Geese
    • Whopper Swan 

    Diver

    • Black Throated Diver
    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Brambling 
    • Chaffinch
    • Greenfinch

    Hoopoes/Kingfishers

    • Kingfisher

    Seabirds 

    • Caspian Gull
    • Great…
  • Sightings from 30/11/2023 to 04/12/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Geese and Grebes  

    • Brent Geese
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • White-Fronted Geese

    Diver

    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Greenfinch

    Hoopoes/Kingfishers

    • Kingfisher

    Seabirds 

    • Caspian Gull
    • Great Black-Backed Gull
    • Herring Gull

    Herons and Ibises

    • Cormorant
    • Glossy…
  • Sightings from 21/11/2023 to 2/12/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrow Hawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes  

    • Black Necked Grebe
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Goldeneye
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Slavonian Grebe
    • Pochard

    Diver

    • Black Throated Diver
    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Redpol
    • Siskin

    Hoopoes…

  • Sightings from 15/11/2023 to 21/11/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Merlin
    • Sparrow Hawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes  

    • Brent Geese
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Goldeneye
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Slavonian Grebe
    • Pochard

    Diver

    • Black Throated Diver
    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch

    Seabirds 

    • Great Black-Backed…
  • Sightings from 08/11/2023 to 16/11/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 

    Buntings

    • Corn Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes  

    • Brent Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Goldeneye
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Slavonian Grebe
    • Pochard
    • Wigeon

    Diver

    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Goldfinch

    Seabirds 

    • Artic Skua
    • Black-headed Gull
    • Great Black-Backed Gull
    • Herring Gull
    • Little 
  • Sightings from 31/10/2023 to 8/11/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes 

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Goldeneye
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard
    • Pochard
    • Scaup 
    • Wigeon

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Redpoll

    Seabirds 

    • Artic Skua
    • Herring Gull
    • Great Black-backed Gull
    • Yellow Legged Gull
  • Sightings from 17/10/2023 to 31/10/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes 

    • Brent Geese
    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Mallard
    • Wigeon
    • Goldeneye
    • Little Grebe
    • Pochard

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Siskin

    Gulls 

    • Herring Gull
    • Great Black-backed Gull
    • Yellow Legged Gull
    • Mediterranean…
  • Sightings from 28/09/2023 to 17/10/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Pallid Harrier 
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows

    • Carrion Crow 
    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes 

    • Brent Geese
    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Mallard
    • Wigeon

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Linnet

    Gulls 

    • Herring Gull
    • Great Black-backed Gull
    • Yellow…
  • Sightings from 05/09/2023 to 28/09/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows

    • Carrion Crow 
    • Magpie
    • Rook
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes 

    • Canada Goose 
    • Egyptian Goose
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard
    • Wigeon

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Linnet

    Flycatchers

    • Spotted Flycatcher

    Gulls 

    • Caspian Gull
    • Herring Gull
    • Great Black-backed…
  • New Excavations Uplift Project

    We are delighted to announce that thanks to funding from Natural England’s Species Recovery Programme Capital Grant Scheme (SRP) we will be undertaking an ecological uplift of New Excavations at RSPB Dungeness.

    New Excavations is at the heart of the reserve with our popular visitor trail circling it and overlooked by Christmas Dell hide. It is a series of deep lakes (over 13m in places), covering over 22ha with…

  • Sightings from 27/08/2023 to 05/09/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Osprey
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows

    • Carrion Crow 
    • Magpie
    • Rook

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes 

    • Black-necked Grebe
    • Canada Goose 
    • Egyptian Goose
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Linnet

    Flycatchers

    • Spotted Flycatcher

    Gulls 

    • Herring Gull
    • Great Black-backed Gull
    • Lesser…
  • Wildlife Sightings from 15/07/2023 - 26/08/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows

    • Carrion Crow 
    • Magpie

    Ducks, Geese, Grebes and Swans

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard
    • Wigeon
    • Mute Swan
    • Pochard
    • Shelduck
    • Shoveler
    • Teal
    • Tufted Duck
    Flycatchers
    • Spotted Flycatcher

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Linnet

    Gulls 

    • Common…
  • Wildlife Sightings from 12/07/2023 - 15/08/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk

    Buntings

    • Corn Bunting
    • Reed Bunting

    Crows

    • Carrion Crow 
    • Magpie
    • Rook

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes 

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard
    • Wigeon

    Finches

    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Linnet

    Gulls 

    • Common Gull
    • Great Black-backed Gull
    • Lesser Black-backed Gull
    • Mediterranean Gull 

  • Wildlife Sightings from 02/07/2023 - 12/07/2023

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes 

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Gargeny
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard
    • Mute Swan
    • Pochard
    • Shelduck
    • Shoveler
    • Teal
    • Tufted

    Herons

    • Cormorant
    • Grey Heron
    • Great White Egret
    • Little Egret 
    • Cattle egret

    Waders and Rails   

    • Black-Tailed Godwit 
    • Coot
    • Common Sandpiper
    • Lapwing
    • Little Ringed Plover 
    • Moorhen
    • Oystercatcher
    • Redsha…
  • Wildlife Sightings from 25/06 - 01/07

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hobby
    • Kestrel
    • Peregrine Falcon 
    • Marsh Harrier

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes 

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey 
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Mallard
    • Mute Swan
    • Pochard
    • Shelduck
    • Shoveler
    • Teal
    • Tufted

    Herons

    • Bittern
    • Cormorant
    • Grey Heron
    • Great White Egret
    • Little Egret 
    • Spoonbills 

    Waders and Rails   

    • Black-Tailed Godwit 
    • Coot
    • Common Sandpiper
    • Curlew
    • Dunlin
    • Green Sandpiper
    • Lapwi…
  • Binocular and Telescope Open Weekend at RSPB Dungeness

    Hello and welcome to our very first binocular blog - we’re passionate about good binoculars and telescopes here at Dungeness, and we want to share that passion with you! For our first blog, we’ll be sharing what you should have a think about before buying your first pair or an upgrade, as well as a little bit about our range.

    This weekend we will be hosting another one of our regular binocular and telescope…