Feb 222015
 
Juvenile White Ibis at Sevenoaks

Julie has just sent me this photograph (taken by Chris) of the juvenile white ibis that has been at Kent Wildlife Trust reserve at Sevenoaks (Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve) for some weeks now. The white ibis is apparently an American species but whether this juvenile is from there or is an escape from captivity is unknown […]

 Posted by on 22 February 2015 at 4:59 pm
Feb 172015
 
Bird Week at Millbrook Garden Centre

This half term Millbrook Garden Centre are hosting events all week, mainly for children but some for adults too, celebrating birds. Gravesend RSPB were duly contacted to see if we would like to be involved and so a few of us went along to engage with adults and children about the birds around them. Millbrook […]

 Posted by on 17 February 2015 at 9:04 pm
Feb 102015
 
More Blackcaps, Kingfisher and a Bullfinch

Everyone seems to be seeing winter blackcaps in the their gardens. Steve and Hazel sent me this photograph of a female at a bird feeder. I didn’t know that blackcaps used garden feeders. All of the ones I have seen in my garden have been feeding on ivy or holly berries – and difficult to […]

 Posted by on 10 February 2015 at 9:33 pm
Feb 052015
 
Garden Birdwatch

I have received several reports about the Big Garden Birdwatch. Quite a few people saw wrens and a number also reported seeing song thrush. Interestingly some people, like me, said that this was the first song thrush sighting for a long while. Two days ago Sally and I walked down to the old orchard about […]

 Posted by on 5 February 2015 at 10:11 pm
Feb 022015
 
A lovely day at Dungeness

  It has to said that it was rather breezy at the start of our trip to Dungeness but gradually the wind dropped and it turned into a lovely day. Hundreds (thousands?) of black – headed gulls were flying against the wind close in along the beach and further out gannets could be seen soaring […]

 Posted by on 2 February 2015 at 10:57 pm