Blue Tit looking out of Bird Box

The second part of May continued to be good for wildlife down the Lane and the fields below; the House Sparrows nesting above the back door fledged and no sooner had they and a second lot started ! Also fledged were the Blue Tits in the Box at the top of the Garden and all […]

Swallow flying

Swallows I was lucky enough to find a campsite just a mile from the coast, space for 80 Campers and Caravans, but I was only one of four people staying there. In true anti-social fashion I found a spot the furthest away from anyone else and enjoyable the peace and smell of the Farm no […]

Male Bearded Tit on Reeds

My first proper day out of the year and indeed, for two weeks so it was off to RSPB Dungeness on a sunny bright morning all be it only barely above freezing at 9am. Male Bearded Tit Female Bearded Tit It’s strange, I’d been hoping to photograph Bearded Tits for over a year, I’d go […]

Low flying Marsh Harrier

Oare Marshes on a bleak, slightly drizzly, dark, cold and overall dismal day makes for good birdwatching in my opinion, not good necessarily for good photos though. It always reminds me of the opening scene in the original 1950’s production of Dicken’s ‘Great Expectations’ and wandering around you’re half expecting for the Convict to suddenly […]

seal-rye-harbour

Like many coastal reserves, visiting them on a hot day is not always advisable, 1. The birds are all sheltering and 2. there’s never enough shade plus of course,, the settings on your camera need changing for every direction !! However, 27 degrees on 12th. September is not the norm and as it was due […]

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 […]

Blue Tits eating Peanuts

Blue Tits feeding at Bough Beech Nature Reserve, Kent        Yellowhammer in Garden – Stonechat, Dungeness – Siskin, Conningbrook Lakes        Reed Bunting, Dungeness – Seal at Warsash – Pintails & Teals, Oare Marshes        Oare Marshes – Nuthatch, Eastwell Lake – Merganser, Eastwell Lake        Great Egret, Rye Harbour – Long Eared Owl, Dungeness […]