Hobby at Dungeness

26th. May 2016 Todays outing RSPB Dungeness and the Beach there produced some great sights, even if they were all quite common such as Hobbies, Buntings, Gulls and Dragon Flies. I noticed quite a few Birders around and it came to light that a Laughing Gull had been seen to the west of the Power […]

Grey Wagtail collecting Flies

22nd.May Grey Wagtails are great to watch, always busy, running around the ground searching for either nest building ‘equipment’ or Flies. The Lane has about six at present and at no time do you not walk around the corner without seeing one or two scampering along, then in the evenings they’re down in the Stream […]

Jay

17th.May With the weather quite good I managed a few hours to have a walk around the shoreline and venture along the footpath toward where the Estuary meets Southampton Water. Many of the Waders have now dispersed, just a few Terns, Mallards and Teal about. The Jay On to the Woods then! It was nice […]

Male Linnet

Just 60 or so meters down the Lane, the Lane runs out and a footpath takes you through to the fields, from there you can walk three miles to Wye without coming within half a mile of a house. It’s rural and nice to be on your doorstep. Male Linnet Over the first field there’s […]

Red Kite over Wye Downs Kent

The Red Kite is a majestic bird and one who’s survival has been quite remarkable. Shot and hunted to near extinction some 100 years ago, it has been the focus of the World’s longest ever Protection Programme. In 1989 some were imported from Spain and since that time numbers have increased dramatically. A good area […]

Blackcap singing

Today I was kindly invited by friends to their house in the lovely Village of Coldred, just west of Dover. They had some Treecreepers in their front garden, but as luck would have it, they weren’t there ! The Blackcap I did however enjoy a pleasant walk around the fields and through the woods by […]

Sandwich Tern with Fish

Rye Harbour A nice sunny and relatively mild day gave a good time at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, then on to Parkwood just north of Appledore. Sandwich Tern in a hurry with it’s Lunch Star attraction at Rye were the Sandwich Terns busying themselves collecting fish from the Sea, at great speed I should add. […]