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.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Out and about locally

Since the trip to Scotland during the fine dry cold spells I have been out and about locally catching up with the Ibis again and seeing the White fronts at Pett Level plus a couple of visits to Dungeness.

Glossy Ibis -still present to Sat. 23rd at least

2 Whitefronts with Greylag and 3 Brents

Great White Egret at Dungeness
 
 
 
 On the 17th although the forecast was not that good I set off to Blashford lakes to find the Ferruginous Duck, which after 20minutes briefly showed for a few seconds on Kingfisher Lake.
To escape the rain I spent the rest of the morning in the woodland hide watching the feeders seeing Redpolls, Siskins, 3 Brambling, Nuthatch, GS Woodpecker.
Redpolls

Siskins on Feeder
 
A look on Ibsley Water, found of interest a Black-necked Grebe, Several Goosanders, Kingfisher but no luck with the Ring-billed Gull. 
 
 
 
 A Drive around Walland Marsh later in the week I eventually found 5 Bewick  Swans in with a flock of Mutes but were very distant, and then on the 23rd about 32 were in a different place near Horsbones Farm
Bewick Swans along Swamp Road

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