The 30+ Waxwings were still around Singleton this morning. Some ringers had set up a net infront of some favoured bushes but didn't catch any while i was there. Is it usual for ringers to leave birds in esposed positions trapped in the nets for long periods? as was the case for at least one Blue Tit, they didn't appreciate me berating them for it (I thought the birds welfare was paramount). As the weather was so bad i thought i'd try nearby Orlestone Wood. I really should not have bothered the high light being 3 Bullfinches.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
A cancelled meeting allowed me to spend a short time at Dengie Wood, Chartham this afternoon allowing good albeit fairly distant veiws of 2 Hawfinches(Male & Female) in the very tops of the pines, unlike the one above at Arundel in 2009. Also seen there were a Marsh Tit and 2 flyover Brambling.
Sunday, 16 January 2011
the dog walkers let there muts loose. In the fields on the way back 60+ Lapwing, 40+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese and a few Fieldfare and Skylark.
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 19:13
Saturday, 15 January 2011
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Monday, 10 January 2011
When i arrived at the ARC Pit there was only Mark there who told me the Ibis had not been seen for one and half hours. We went into the screen hide to see a lone Little Egret, as there was a Marsh Harrier quartering the area infront of the hide i assumed the Ibis had gone but seconds later it appeared and showed well for a few minutes before flying off and disappearing towards the beach. When we walked back to the car park the Ibis flew back infront of us towards Lydd then turned and appeared to land in the fields of Boulderwall Farm. In the road side fields East of Lydd airport there was 74 Bewick Swans.
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 19:35
Sunday, 9 January 2011
sunning them selves but no Geese today. 400 yds from home 14 Waxwings were sitting in the trees and feeding on the nearby Hawthorns but being constantly disturbed by passers by.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
|Colour ringed Bewicks at Walland|
watch from the fishing boats was very productive with a constant stream of Guillemots and Razorbills moving East and West some close inshore. Hundreds of Gannets were mainly moving West some stopping to fish on the way, while hundreds of Kittiwakes and Black-headed gulls were feeding in the surf along with numerous Herring Gulls and Black-backed Gulls and the Glaucous Gull. The best bird was a 1W Pomarine Skua that came in to beat up the Kittiwakes giving a magnificent display for a couple of minutes before devouring its ill gotten gains and dissappearing towards the power station. By Lydd Airport on the way home another herd of 17 Bewick
|1W Pomarine Skua|
|1W Pomarine Skua beating up a Kittiwake|
Posted by Ploddingbirder at 20:21
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
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Sunday, 2 January 2011
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