Wednesday, 7 December 2016

December 7th (Sandwich and Stonelees)


News of a Jack Snipe showing well in front of the Restharrow scrape hide yesterday. Prompted myself and some friends to pay the place a visit this morning.Although there was plenty of Common Snipe on view,unfortunately the Jack Snipe was not seen.Which was a shame as the light this morning was very good.

We called in at Stonelees,later and managed to find two Waxwings.A small flock was reported from there last week I believe.
Common Snipe,Kestral and drake Teal (Restharrow scrape)
Waxwing (Stonelees.one of two seen) this bird was watched flycatching,A method of feeding which I have not witnessed with Waxwings before.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

November 23rd (Dungeness)

I went to Dungeness today with Bob Bland and friends.The weather was grotty,but the bird watching was good.Birds seen G W Egret 4,Cattle Egret 1,Little Egret 3,Ring-billed Duck,Dartford Warbler 1,Goosander 2,Marsh Harrier 3,Bewick`s Swan 4,L E Owl,Yellow legged Herring Gull and Stonechat 5.
G W Egret,one of four seen and male Peregrine (RSPB reserve)