Sunday, 9 January 2022

Sunday 9th (New Hythe)

 Nice clear day, chilly

The Scaup is still present on the Streamside lake,along with the Goosander on Abbey Meads.

My 2022 New Hythe bird total has now reached (53),Green Woodpecker (2) Redwing (1) Lesser Redpoll (1) Siskin (4) Little Grebe and Snipe (3) were added this morning,I still have not seen House Sparrow,but they can be tricky to find at New Hythe.

Photo`s Goosander Scaup Siskin and friendly Bucket wood Robin.Video Scaup. 


Wednesday, 5 January 2022

January 5th (Dungeness and Romney marsh)


Six Cattle Egrets  2 Glossy Ibis and twenty Bewick`s.

Saturday, 1 January 2022

January 1st (New Hythe)

Bright and mild (09:00 - 12:00)

The male Scaup still being present on the Streamside lake was a great kick start to 2022.As for Goosander,another bird was seen on Abbey Mead,At the same time I was watching the Streamside bird.

My total for the morning was 42.It was nice to finally catch up with Redpoll.I saw 3 birds feeding in the Allders along the northern end of Brookland lake.Where I also saw singles of Blackcap (male) and Chiffchaff.A Kingfisher,2 Grey Wagtails and more chiffchaffs 2,were seen along the Mill Stream.

I heard reports of 3 Siskins and singles of Linnet and Redwing being seen by others.

From the Bucket Wood,a Common Seal was seen eating a large Mullet.

Monday, 27 December 2021

December 27th (New Hythe)

Dull and wet (08:30 - 10:00

Abbey Mead  15 Shoveler  29 Pochard.

Road island lake 1 red-head Goosander  1 Kingfisher.

The drake Scaup has now moved onto the Streamside lake.

Friday, 24 December 2021

December 24th.


                 AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

Its been a funny year.The cold wet spring,had an affect on breeding productivity for many species.Yet for those of us that keep yearly totals its been a good year at New Hythe.Red necked Grebe,Scaup,Great White Egrets,Short eared Owl,Red-rumped Swallow,Goldeneye,White fronted Geese and Hen Harrier helped boost the total.

Siskin and Redpolls remain hard to locate and this autumn/winter Redwing and especially Fieldfare are in very short supply.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021