Thursday, 18 January 2018

January 17th (New Hythe and Chatham Docks)

I went to Chatham Docks this morning,with Bob Bland to see the G N Diver.We also looked in on Abbey Meads (New Hythe,where Bob wanted to see the long staying Scaup.It was nice to see that the
Pochard flock is still growing,with 105 birds today.
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Friday, 12 January 2018

January 12th (New Hythe)

I saw 1 red-head Goosander on the Streamside lake and on Abbey Meads,300 Tufted Duck,45 Pochard,52 Gadwall,1 Scaup,4 Shoveler and a pair of Wigeon.Small numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing,were about the bushes..




Sunday, 7 January 2018

January 7th (Dungeness)

Strong NE,cold. Ist winter Glaucous Gull and 2nd winter Caspian Gull.

Friday, 29 December 2017

December 29th (Burham marsh)

I looked in on Burham marsh this morning.BIRDS SEEN - 1 Red-breasted Goose,98 Canada Geese,6 Greylag,19 Teal,32 Mallard,1 Grey Heron,70 Lapwing,1 Redshank,1 Common Sandpiper,50 Goldfinch,1 Peregrine and 1 Kerstral.The Red-breasted Goose will probably go down as being of feral origin.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

December 28th (New Hythe)

Railway Lake -1 red-head Goosander,1 female Scaup,300 Tufted Duck,2 Shoveler and 6 Gadwall.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

December 12th (Isles of Sheppey)

I WOULD LIKE TO WISH MY READERS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR 2018.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December 5th (New Hythe)

I was ringing again this morning in the West Scrub (1X40ft) 0900-1100.overcast,quite mild.

BIRDS RINGED

Goldcrest  4

Bullfinch  1

Blue Tit  4

Great Tit  1

Chiffchaff  1

Long-tailed Tit  2 + 4 re-traps

TOTAL  11+4 re-traps

2 of the L T Tits were ringed in the West Scrub during September of this year,one during September 2016 and one during September 2014.