Monday, 16 April 2018

April 9th-15th (Scotland) Loch Awe)

I spent last week with other members of Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory at Loch Awe,Scotland.The highlight of the week was the two visits we made to Mull.The weather was kind,better than down south and the sea  on both crossings to Mull was like a mill pond.

I believe we saw around a total of 109 species of birds.The best being Sea Eagle,Golden Eagle,Iceland Gull,Black Guillemot and Great Northern Diver.

Monday, 26 March 2018

March 26th (New Hythe)

Goosander and Siskin (Streamside lake) Scaup,B N Grebe,Wigeon 14 (Abbey Meads) Great Black-backed Gulls (river) and Little Gull (Tesco lake).On March 24th,I saw,5 Common Buzzards and 4 Med Gulls over Sandhole (Leybourne).

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

March 20th (Dengemarsh Gully)

Yesterday,I believe four White-spotted Bluethroats were located.This morning,when I managed to get down there only one remained.Disapointed I was not,the bird that remained was a stunning adult male.Usually very skulking birds,this bird put on a great show for its many admirers.

Up to four Firecrests were also on show.Like the Bluethroat,taking advantage of the gully to get away from the biting northeast wind.