What a lovely warm welcome we received last Saturday (19th January) when we took the advantage of a visit to Dungeness RSPB reserve for a look around and free cake. The offer was also made to a lot of others who did not make it to the reserve because of the "adverse" weather conditions. Three of us, hardy ex Lydders, who are aware of the Dungeness climate in deepest January with a brisk easterly wind blowing, turned up for a very informative presentation of what the reserve had to offer and an insight into its management. We were informed of the geological make up and the ecological species that are unique to this shingle environment. We were then invited to go out and view from some of the hides that are sited around the massive lake. We saw a magnitude of different species of bird that are far too numerous to list here.
Many thanks to Martin, Natalie and Catherine for your hospitality and some very knowledgeable answers to our questions.
For all the people that could not get there........the soup, sandwhiches and cake was delicious!
Many thanks for your kind forum post. We enjoyed showing you round the reserve on Saturday, and despite the cold weather had a really nice day. We hope you come back again and visit us soon, although I can't promise there will be any cake (left)!
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