Jan 072013
 
Shellness and Capel Fleet

The first group outing of the New Year was to Shellness and Capel Fleet.  Twenty-one of us met Jeff near Leysdown as the tide fell exposing large expanses of mud.    Distant waders were identified through the misty morning light, and we soon had a list with Turnstone, Dunlin, Sanderling, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Knot, […]

Oct 122012
 
Elmley

In view of the news from the RSPB regarding the future of Elmley, it was a striking  coincidence that we decided to go there this Wednesday for our casual wander. It was bright sunny day and as we approached the reserve the fields were home to many lapwing, curlew and huge flocks of starlings.   […]

Aug 092012
 
Oare

A dozen of us met in the car park at Oare for this Saturday morning walk.   High tide was due at around 3 pm, and we know from experience that this means that the mud on the Swale will be covered by 1 pm, so we opted to start off on the seawall. A […]

Dec 212011
 
On the trail of the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker!

Those of you who know me well will be aware that I have been trying to catch up with lesser spotted woodpecker in the UK for the last two years.   As one had been sighted at East Blean Wood recently we decided to give it a go. When we arrived there was an eerie silence […]

May 042011
 
Dungeness in May - a Purple (Heron) Patch?

Not quite but nearly.   Whilst we were at Dungeness today, the report came in that there are now two Purple Herons on the site which is great news. Anyway, on to more normal Wednesday bird watching.   Early on we saw curlew, oystercatchers, dunlin with lovely black bellies, several full plumage red knot, redshank, cormorants sitting on their twiggy […]