About Me

I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Back to France Mon 14th April.


A day trip to France taking in Crecy Forest that was bird less,  a walk around the outskirts of Marquenterre found this Blackcap with an unusual song and Crested Tit high up in the pines 



Our main target was Bluethroat and after a couple of sites Paul found one at Sailly Bray where we had been last year without any luck

 



On the pools at Le Crotoy there were, White Storks flying over, 3 Cattle Egrets, a drake Garganey and  Spoonbills





Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Monday 31st March 2014 I couldn't resist it

 
 
 
Monday 31st March do I go to work or twitch the Hoopoe at Climping - Paula says twitch the Hoopoe so off we go - on it straight away when we got there but was always quite distant.
 


next stop was to Swanbourne lake where we got the best ever views of a Firecrest



As things were going well we then went to Coldwaltham and took another view of the Great Grey Shrike. Possibly one of my top 10birds