Thursday, 11 December 2014


First thing this morning the 2 Cattle Egrets were still performing opposite Wraxalls Aggregates, Dengemarsh Road, Lydd.
An hours sea watch at The Point in the company of AJG was not very inspiring, 2 Eider were the highlights, with a handful of Red-Throated Divers, Gannets and Kittiwakes also a couple each of Guillemot and Razorbill.  
 Family of Bewick Swans, Walland.
A drive out onto Walland found a family of 4 Bewick Swans near Midley, along with 100s of Fieldfare in the Hawthorns and the usual Tree Sparrows round the feeders.
From Caldecote Lane a Whooper Swan with 23 Bewick Swans later joined by the 4 from Midley.
 Whooper Swan, Walland.
Scotney was wind swept and disappointing unless you are a fan of feral Geese!
Joining CT on the reserve the highlight was 3 red head Smew on Burrowes and plenty of common wildfowl.
Another sea watch this afternoon was even quieter than this morning, though there were plenty of Gulls on the shore feeding on Starfish and Sea Mice washed up the storms.
This afternoon 2 Chinooks landed on the beach behind the observatory for a few minutes, seemingly for no particular reason! 
One of the Chinooks on the beach behind the obs this afternoon
Both the Chinooks leaving the beach behind the obs.

1 comment:

  1. Those two chinooks went over my house in Maidstone yesterday heading down to you .