Tuesday, 25 July 2017

July 25th (New Hythe)

During a quick visit to the river this morning.I found two Black-tailed Godwits dozing on the spit.( seen from the Bucket Wood).

Sunday, 23 July 2017

July 23rd (Cliffe and Oare Marshes)

B W Stilts at Cliffe (2 adults and 3 young) 7 young were reared in all.I missed seeing the Marsh Sandpiper.A Peregrine put all the waders up just before I arrived.
B T Godwits,Curlew Sandpiper,Med Gulls and Bonaparte`s Gull (back for its fifth year)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

July 22nd (Dungeness)

Egyptian Geese and Common Sandpiper (Burrowes Pit)

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

July 12th (Dungeness)

Tree Sparrow
I spent the morning at Dungeness,with friends.We made our way to Dungeness via Romney Marsh,where we saw - singles of Turtle Dove,Yellowhammer and Hobby.At the farm we picked up  the ever present Tree Sparrows.
Our first stop on reaching Dungeness was at the A R C Pits,where we saw - L R Plover 6,Dunlin 2 and singles of Little Egret,G W Egret,Common Sandpiper and Cuckoo,although we looked hard and long,we failed to locate a Curlew Sandpiper which was present yesterday.
On the R S P B.Reserve,we made I way round to Dengemarsh and from the hide saw -  Ruff 2,Common Sandpiper 1,Redshank 2 and Wood Sandpiper 1.
Before we left the area,we looked in on a well known stake out for Little Owls at Lydd.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

June 10th-17th (Wales)


Jeanette and I spent last week,in a cottage on the edge of Llanllwni mountain.Apart from seeing most of the specialities (birds),a white bird first seen at some distance on the edge of the moor,turned out to be a leucistic Pied Wagtail.
We visited Llangrannog several times,which is on the coast.