Fieldfare

It’s always good indication that winter is upon us when the Fieldfares along with their pals the Redwings return, always about the same time, 10th – 15th. November. This year is no exception, it started with a trickle around the 8th and has now built up to more than 200 who jump from tree to […]

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtails I’d heard the Yellow Wagtails had returned for the warmer months a few days back and knowing how they tend to mix on Cattle grazing pasture to begin with, made the trip down to Scotney Farm, just outside Lydd, with a view of getting some easier photos than in Summer when they tend […]

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 […]

Meadow Pipit at Dungeness

I arrived at RSPB Dungeness at 0945., clear, sunny, no wind and zero degrees. Earler I had ensured I had ample clothing; on top I had 2 T-Shirts, 2 Jumpers, a Shirt and my thick 100% Wool Nepalese Jacket. After about 200 meters, I was too hot ! Meadow Pipit I started off with a […]

Gulls taking off on Dungeness Beach

As with any great birdwatching place, Dungeness can often be a little hit and miss and today, for me anyway, was one of those days. I started off at RSPB in hope of getting a photograph of the now two Long Eared Owls. Needless to say, not even one was there! Rather than doing my […]

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 […]

Male Bearded Tit

Regular readers will know I’ve been trying to get a photo of a Bearded Tit for about a year. I managed a Female at Minsmere last month but the male has escaped me. Last Friday, Bingo !! Looking at the forecast it was the one day in about 10 where there was to be sunshine […]

Stoat interested withcamera

The night before I visit Dungeness, either RSPB, the Reserve or Beach I will always look at other peoples Blogs to see what they’ve seen and often giving me a good guide as to where to Search. For quite some time I’ve read of a Stoat being spotted, even a family seen and photographed along […]

Sparrowhawk with prey

I love Mountains, hills, valleys and rivers, but there’s something aout Dungeness that never ceases to give me pleasure both in scenery and wildlife. Now at the end of July virtually every meadow plant and flower is in full swing and today, I don’t think I have ever seen so many Butterflies, Dragon Flies and […]

Evening Primrose

A few Wild Flowers around the RSPB Dungeness Reserve today Evening Primrose Probably this is the most seen flower around the Reserve at this time of the year, a fine yellow colourful plant self seeding as it spreads. These will flower between June and September gradually increasing each individual bloom one after the other. Great […]

sedge-warbler-dungeness

Although I go to Dungeness on probably a fortnightly basis (25 minute drive) and have done so for the past year, I hadn’t a photograph of a Sedge Warbler up to now. The Sedge Warbler My day started off just before 10am and it was cold! I walked from the ARC Car Park along to […]

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 […]

Firecrest at Dungeness

5th.April 2016 I’d been told that if you’re looking for birds at Dungeness, always go to the Old Lighthouse Garden close to beach. Today I did just that and caught a Redstart, Continental Tit and some Firecrests, all firsts for me. Firecrest Unless it’;s a hot summer’s day during the School Holidays, parking is quite […]

Close up of Marsh Harrier

A rather dull overcast day but worth a drive down to Dungeness as I was particularly keen to get a photograph of a Marsh Harrier, it didn’t disappoint. Getting up close to the Marsh Harrier I parked the Car at the ARC and walked from there along to the viewpoint close to Denge Marsh. It […]