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, 25 November 2014

Rough-legged Buzzard 24th November

 
A late afternoon visit to Jevington to see the Rough-legged Buzzard 


Rough-legged Buzzard

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Shellnes and Swale NNR Sat. 22nd November

 
 
A first time visit to Sheppey produced the goods. Male Hen Harrier, 17 White-fronted Geese, hundreds of waders and 3 Short-eared Owls
 
 
 
Grey Plover

Dunlin

Grey Plover and Dunlin

Waders!


Distant Short-eared Owls

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Reculver 300th UK lifer and 250th UK this year

Saturday 8th November brought me my UK 300 lifer and 250th for the year. A trip to Reculver near Herne Bay surprisingly only one and half hours away got me 3 good birds. The Dessert Wheatear present for its third day was showing well and easily found by the large group of birders, however the photo opportunities were much better having seen the Snow Buntings and a Shore Lark further along the sea wall. When I returned only 2 others were watching the Wheatear and gradually it came within 6 feet of us. The Snow Buntings and Shore Lark were much more flighty due to photographers trying to get ridiculously close for that perfect shot.
 






Dessert Wheatear


Snow Buntings





Shore Lark