Thursday, 19 January 2017

January 19th (Dungeness)

Iceland Gull,one on two seen today.
Chiffchaff,Ringed billed Duck,Slavonian Grebe,9 GW Egrets and White-fronted Geese RSPB reserve.The latter a skein of 60+ flew over Burrows pit (photographed through the window of the centre.
Bean Geese 1 and Pink-footed geese 3,Scotney pits

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

January 3rd (Garden)

Blackcap (female) feeding in the garden on Ivy berries (first this winter)

Thursday, 29 December 2016

December 29th (New Hythe)

Fox (Mill stream) and Pochard (Abbey Meads) long gone are the winters when 300+ wintered on the lake.
So far this winter at New Hythe its been slow bird wise.No cold weather wildfowl or grebes of note and I still haven`t seen a Siskin or Redpoll,although  Goldfinches as usual are present in good numbers feeding on the Teasel heads.This morning I had 49 species,birds of note being -Kingfisher (1),Little Egret (1),Redshank (1),Green Sandpiper (1) Snipe (2) Pochard (12),Shoveler (4) Teal (38) Lapwing (4) Common Buzzard (1) Chiffchaff (2) Water Rail (1) Goldcrest (1) and Treecreeper (1).

Pochard continue there downward trend in numbers.My maximum count so far this winter is just (19) birds.My garden is also slow,with no sightings so far of Reed Buntings or Blackcaps.