Great Crested Grebes courting

In general February has been an especially good month for spotting wildlife both at home and beyond. Highlights though have to be the Waxwings at East Malling and the Bittern at Conningbrook Lakes. As the month has continued, so has the birdsong and the numbers of House Sparrows in my garden are showing a big […]

Two Long Eared Owls Dungeness

RSPB Dungeness With showers due mid afternoon, I ventured off to Dungeness in hope I would, for the first time, be lucky to catch the two Long Eared Owls which have frequented the Dipping Pool at RSPB Dungeness on or off for the last few weeks. About this time last year I was lucky enough […]

The old Aluminium Bath now pond

A gloomy, dull but dry day, just the job for warming myself up and going round the garden checking out and tidying things up for the wildlife in Spring and Summer. The Pond The pond is actually an old Aluminium Bath. I cleared out the weeds (making sure I wasn’t disturbing any hibernating Frogs) refilled […]

Egyptian Goose at Conningbrook Lakes

Another nice surprise Conningbrook Lakes is definitely coming up with a few surprises at present, in the last few weeks I’ve seen a Goldcrest close up, a Bittern and now Egyptian Geese. Fair enough they’re not endangered, not are they ‘official’ but the fact remains that up to a few years ago they were only […]

Bittern at Conningbrook Lakes

Right place, right time! The more I get into birdwatching, the more I find it’s often a case of being in the right place at the right time. Today was no exception. A long walk over the fields to Conningbrook, after two hours, produced nothing, then just as I was leaving North Lake for home […]

Waxwing behind East Malling Church

Waxwings, a morning to remember! Thanks to my birding buddy Neil re-tweeting info of some Waxwings seen over the last few days behind St.Jame’s Church East Malling, I drove the 30 minutes in hope they would still be there. They were, twenty four of them ! Being a Sunday morning, this was no problem, so […]

Blue Tit eating Peanuts

Birdsong around the Feeders It was as if the Birds around here knew it was February, the end of Winter is nigh and in the garden we have birdsong and much activity. Already the Blackbirds are pretty frisky and busy flirting with each other in combat style all over the place ! Blue Tit With […]