Monday, 26 December 2011

Jeanette and I always try to go to either Sheppey or Dungeness on Boxing Day,this year we chose to go to Sheppey.
We parked at Leysdown and walked along the beach to Shellness,seeing on the way,Brent Geese,Redshank,Grey Plover,Sanderling,Dunlin,Knot,Oystercatcher,Turnstones and Sanderling.
On the sea it was nice to see a flock of at least (300)Mallard.Perhaps they had been pushed off the marsh by wildfowlers,although we didn`t hear any shooting,which I thought was unusual for Boxing Day.


  1. Alan,

    There were no wildfowlers Boxing morning and they haven't been pushing any ducks off the marsh for months because there have been very few to push off (see the comments on my blog). There was no shooting at all on Harty that morning and the large flock on the sea off Shellness recently is not only a rarity for the area but no one seems to know where they go to.

  2. Hi Derek,thanks for that,very interesting.I like your Blog,good reading.