Wednesday 22 February 2017

No moths this morning and just 1 Purple Sandpiper at Hampton Pier, Herne Bay this afternoon.

Purple Sandpiper

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Mild weather has meant the moths have started arriving with a Hebrew Character and Chestnut yesterday, and this morning a new tortrix for the garden. Picture below:

Acleris cristana

Saturday 18 February 2017

Just back from 10 days Birding in Calgary where the highlights were 6 species of Owl, 2 Gyrfalcons, Black-backed Woodpecker and Golden Eagle. More photos will appear on my Flickr site shortly.

Great Grey Owl

 Golden Eagle on road kill.


Friday 3 February 2017

Having been suffering from one of these viruses for sometime I finally got to Dungeness today. We started at the ARC where liitle was to be seen but at the patch, roosting on the beach were both a Glaucous and an Iceland Gull (2 of the latter were reported later). After lunch we went round the main part of the RSPB reserve where highlights were: Ring-necked Duck, Long-eared Owl, 3 Goosander, 1 Smew, 7 White-fronted Geese, 1 Ruff, a drake Goldeneye in front of the Makepeace hide, and a 2nd sighting of the Glaucous Gull making a visit from the patch. On the way over to Rye the Red-necked Grebe and a Little Egret were on the pool just west of Camber. A good day.

Iceland Gull