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.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June 1st (Elmley reserve)

I spent a very pleasant morning at Elmley reserve.It was nice to see so many young waders on the marsh along with six Hares.
Lapwing,Oystercatcher,Redshank(chicks)Little Egret,B h gull,Reed Bunting,Sedge Warbler,Skylark,Red legged Partridge,Shoveler and Marsh frog.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

May 31st (BITS AND PIECES)

Red Kite and Cuckoo
I looked in on the Lapwing chicks at Holborough on the 29th,and was pleased to see all four.A Cuckoo was seen and 2 Cetti`s Warblers and 1 Nightingale heard.The Nightingale was in scrub at the northern end of the marsh.This past week or more,good numbers of Red Kites have been reported in Kent.I photographed this bird passing over Snodland on the 30th.
Every day this past week,Med Gulls have been seen and others heard,passing over our garden at Snodland.The above two were photographed flying along the Medway at New Hythe.(29th),Also on the 29th,2 Little Egrets were feeding in the mouth of Eccles Island creek,along with 300 Herring Gulls,which were spread out between the creek and Bucket wood (I believe they were feeding on a snail species).




Friday, 19 May 2017

May 19th (Halling marshes)

I looked in on Halling marshes today and was very pleased to see a pair of Lapwing with four chicks in the water meadow that borders Marsh Road.These are the first lapwing chicks I have seen in the Medway gap for many years.

Monday, 15 May 2017

May 15th (Dungeness)

I had quite high expectations this morning of a good sea watch,perhaps a Pom or two.

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Common Scoter  8

Fulmar  1

Oystercatcher  3

Arctic Tern  1

Gannet around 30

It didn`t happen'

Later I walked along to the patch and was rewarded with good views of the 1st winter Iceland gull and several Med Gulls.
Gannet