Saturday 25th and a trip to the Scott hide on the RSPB reserve at Dungeness. The target was the Smew that had been photographed by several photographers during the preceding week. 1 male and 6 female birds were seen and I was able to get a few images as the Smew came in to plunder Perch from the reedy fringes of the pit to either side of the hide. Side on light made things a little tricky and our plan to stay until the sun moved round behind the hide was dashed when just after midday the sun disappeared and cloud rolled in from the west, signalling our departure. A great couple of hours spent with these smart looking Sawbills.
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