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 […]

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 […]

Female Kestrel

It was a hot muggy day when I went to Conningbrook Lakes yesterday so beside Dragon Flies, Butterflies and the usual Heron, Swans, Gulls and Wagtails I didn’t think I’d see much so what a nice surprise it was to sit and watch a female Kestrel predating some afternoon snacks of Dragon Flies and anything […]

Whitethroat Bird UK

Conningbrook Lakes are now a part of Ashford Country Park, made up of four lakes they stretch out over a distance of about one mile. The main lake is to be used more for leisure purposes but ‘the Eco Lake’ is being kept very much more on the lines of a Nature Reserve with much […]

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 […]