Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Yet more photos of the Little Gull.Today it was feeding mainly overs Alders lake.

Monday, 16 May 2016

May 16th (Little Gull,Alders lake)

This afternoon at 1530,the Little Gull flew across to Alders lake.Where it stayed for about forty five minutes,before flying back to Tesco lake.Although it was a lot closer,the light was poor and the battery in my camera was almost defunct,typical!.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

May 15th (New Hythe,Tesco lake)

The Little Gull is present for its third day.Being a immature bird,I don`t expect its in so much of a hurry to get where its going.At one point it looked as if it was about to depart.It flew off high,but then turned back,passing close overhead.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

May 14th (New Hythe)

The Little Gull was still present today.I also came across a family party of Grey Wagtails along the Mill stream.(the photo is of one of the young birds.

Friday, 13 May 2016

May 13th (New Hythe,last few days)

Little Gull (Tesco lake,1600,13th)
Nightingale,I counted (12th) 6 singing males to the east of the railway and 25 to the west of the railway.
Common Whitethroat,good numbers this year in the area.Also up to 5 singing Sedge Warblers so far this month.
Common Buzzard,Crow and Great Crested Grebe.
Blackcap a male bird
with a fair amount of juvenile brown plumage remaining on the crown.

Monday, 9 May 2016

May 7th (Marquenterre,France)

B N Grebe
A few photos from my trip to France with Maidstone RSPB group.The nice weather brought out every man and his dog.It took us nearly an hour to gain entrance to the reserve and as a result the hides were jam packed.Having said that it was still a very nice way to spend a day,with lots of good birds.

The best bird of the trip was a Black Kite.Which in some way made up for the fact that there was no sightings of Bluethroats,Crested Tits or S T treecreepers.
B N Grebes
Black Kite
White Storks
Avocet and Spoonbills