Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Remaining sunny,easterly.
A visit to Brookland lake and the river today(3rd) between 15:30-16:30 produced a Sparrowhawk and Hobby over the lake and one Common Sandpiper along the river.
During the morning Terry and Phil saw 1 Med Gull,3 Whimbrel and a Peregrine.

On the 2nd between 18:00-19:00 I saw 250 Sand Martin,50 Swallows,40 House Martins,30 Common Swifts and 1 Common Tern over Brookland lake and 1 Greenshank along the river.

Over the past few days there has been a nice variety of waders seen at New Hythe 4 Greenshank,1 Spotted Redshank,1 L R Plover,2 Green Sandpiper,3 Common Sandpipers,2 Curlew,3 Bar-tailed Godwits,2 Oystercatcher and 4 Whimbrel.


  1. As you say Alan, some great birds at New Hythe, just wish i'd seen them all!!

  2. Hi Alan.
    You just keep turning up some great birds down there. Locally, it seems to be the place to be at. Nice Tern photo.

  3. Hi Alan, that is a good selection of waders, I would be pleased with just one or two of those :-)

  4. Hi all,New Hythe has been good yes,but there are more eyes looking.