Not that I believe in astrology. But Friday was the day that I photographed my first Long-eared Owl so that makes it a good day for Taureans too. I met Phil at West Malling station, and we drove to Dungeness, stopping briefly at a KWT reserve called Quarry Wood, so Phil could meet the warden there and collect a key for the gate (it is very local to him and very underwatched). During the stop I noted a flock of 50+ Fieldfares, and made friends with the warden's very sweet terrier. And then on to Dunge. It was a beautiful day and we were keen to make the most of the few hours of daylight.
We walked the full loop around the main reserve and didn't see very much - Marsh Harriers (distant), a solitary Stonechat, a Great White Egret at the back of Dengemarsh.
The first breakwater was bird-free but we went on to the next and found a few 'Purps' - five in all. The light was really gone by this point but I took a few pics anyway, they are such appealing birds.