Thursday, 30 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
As i was driving home i thought i would have a look at the Golden Plover at Scotney .
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 20:35
Sunday, 26 September 2010
In a strong NNW wind a 2 hour seawatch (8.45-10.45) from the Tower produced 32 Bonxies, 11 Arctic Skuas,1 stunning juvenile Sabines Gull, 274 Gannets some very slose inshore, 1 Shelduck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 62, Wigeon, 3 Brent Geese, 40+ Dunlin and 6 Grey Plover. 1 Bonxie came in overhead of the tower (see photo). Unfortunately the Sabines was just to far photograph but gave great scope views.
On land around the tower migrants were noticeably absent but i did find the confiding Snow Bunting, a Rock Pipit and a Wheatear also a Marsh Harrier quartering the fields with 30+ hawking Swallows. Then the promised rain swept in obliterating the Swale and the fields.
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 16:06
Saturday, 25 September 2010
|Hummingbird Hawk Moth|
Stopping at the south end of the ARC Pit i was scoping a Spotted Redshank when to my surprise a Pectoral Sandpiper walked into the field of view. Also present was a Little Stint, 8 Dunlin, a Common Tern and a Little Egret. At the back of the pit were 2 hunting Marsh Harriers and 2 Common Buzzards soaring over Lade.
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 20:41
Friday, 24 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
|Roaring Red Deer|
On the lake 14 Red-crested Pochards and 8 Egptian Geese(plastic) while in th trees 10+ Ring-necked Parakeets.
An evenings stroll around Dungeness RSPB produced 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Wheatears, 12 Chiffchaffs several Bearded Tits and Cetti's Warbler heard and little else in the strong wind. Burrowes Pit has several islands now the water level has dropped a little, but not a single wader to be found not even a Lapwing tonight.
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 20:47
Sunday, 19 September 2010
On the land 1 Lapland Bunting still and a photogenic Yellow-Legged Gull roosting by the road. Also 20+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, Blackcap and Whitethroat.
|Couldn't resist taking more pictures of Lapland Buntings|
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 16:18
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 21:55