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 […]

Stonechat in November

Dungeness and Conningbrook Late October and early November is a great time for spotting the smaller birds; the leaves are almost off the trees making things more visible and most of our feathered friends are now returning to their favourite Winter residences. Stonechat A trip down to the area around Dungeness Old Lighthouse produced the […]

Birds at Oare Marshes

The place for the Waders! I’m not very good at counting birds, unless there’s less than about 10, but reading the Kent Ornithological Society daily updates by various birders, when I was there, so were the followng.. 7 Little Ringed Plover, 85 Ringed Plover, 300 Golden Plover, 30 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, […]

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 […]

Painted Lady Butterfly

I had intended to go to Reculver near Margate and Herne Bay today but with the hottest day of the year forecast changed my mid and went to Samphire Hoe again expecting it to be slightly shaded and with a bit of breeze……….wrong !! It was boiling! Without a doubt though, the highlight for me […]