Saturday, 12 January 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Purple Sandpipers
Purple Sandpiper
Four of us made for East Kent today.We started birding at Kingsgate and then made our way round the coast,finishing at Sandwich Bay.Birds we noted amongst others - Great Northern Diver (1),Red-throated Diver (3),Med Gull,Rock Pipit,Purple Sandpiper (18),Sanderling (100),Fulmar (4) and Ringed-necked Parakeet (Kingsgate area),Common Scoter (15,Deal) and Grey Partridge (3,Sandwich).  
Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Fulmar (Kingsgate)
Teal (drake,Restharrow scrape)

Monday, 7 January 2013

January 7th (New Hythe)

Another grey day,mild.

A rather quick walk around New Hythe this afternoon,produced very little of note,apart from (3) Redshank,(10) Lapwing and (1) Green Sandpiper on the river (from the small wood).Two Water Rail and (1) Cetti`s Warbler calling from within the Sunken marsh,(2) Bullfinch in the vicinity of Abbey Meads and the sighting of (5) Little Grebes,(2) on Brookland and (3) on the Railway lake.One Heron was seen in the Heronry on Eccles island.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

January 1st ( 2013 )

G W Egret (ARC Pit)
I spent the morning at Dungeness and then on the way home I looked in on New Hythe.I wanted to see if I could get a better look at the duck I saw there Sunday on the Streamside lake.Although I didn`t manage to relocate the duck,I did see a Smew and a Goosander,which made a great start to the New Year.
Little Egret
Red-crested Pochard (female,Dengmarsh)
Glaucous Gull (fishing boats)
Goosander (Streamside lake)
Smew (female/imm,Streamside lake)