Mar 302012
A walk at Conyer Creek

It was too nice to stay in decorating on Wednesday so, just like Mole in ‘Wind in the Willows’, we left our hole and went out into the glorious Spring sunshine. To Conyer Creek in fact, to watch the birds on the River Swale feeding at the waters edge. Like the Thames and Medway estuaries, […]

Mar 252012

As Sue is away this weekend the trip report is down to me, and I’m no wordsmith so the standard drops this week I’m afraid! The morning started cold with thick fog when I left home, but the sun was trying hard to brighten the day by the time I arrived at the Tudeley Woods […]

 Posted by on 25 March 2012 at 9:34 pm
Mar 222012

Following on from Sue and Ian’s post at the weekend; I saw Wheatear yesterday at Dungeness, they were superb, the males’ full breeding plumage was bright in the spring sun, I fell in love on the spot – just a shame I’m not a Wheatear! Full post to follow shortly. Sue

Mar 182012
Mothers Day at Dungeness

We decided to have a trip to Dungeness today – Louise was in Worcester for the weekend, and had seen James the previous day. It was bright and sunny, although not that warm. Drove down to the lighthouse, and almost immediately after getting out of the car saw a black redstart in the lighthouse gardens. […]

 Posted by on 18 March 2012 at 11:20 pm
Mar 182012

My usual wandering colleagues and I decided to go to Stodmarsh last Wednesday.   The signs of spring were all about us with queen bees searching for suitable nest sites, marsh frogs enjoying the sun on the side of the ditches and white nettle and blackthorn flowering. We started out from the car park where we […]

Mar 162012

I came across this page on the BTO website and thought some of you may like to practice your id skills, especially with some spring migrants already arriving (1st Wheatear of the year at Dungeness yesterday): BTO Bird ID videos Alan

Mar 152012
A week in the Cairngorms

Terry and I had visited the Cairngorms before but not on an organised trip.   We decided to give Heatherlea a try this March for a week of Winter Birding.   We duly arrived at Aviemore, having had an uneventful journey by train, to be collected and driven to our hotel in Nethybridge. Our aim was to […]