The Isle of Grain

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Jan 242014
The Isle of Grain

Leaving Gravesend in the fog we wondered if birdwatching was a sensible idea.   We headed for the Isle of Grain.   The fog gave a rather eerie atmosphere and sounds were muted – although the fog horn gave the day a rather Dickensian quality. As we got out of the car a green woodpecker […]

Oct 242012
Birding in the mist

Somehow not quite so romantic a title as “Gorillas in the Mist” but you have to pick your venues, and ours this week was the Isle of Grain in the autumnal mist of Kent. Before we had even got out of the car Sally had spotted a bird on a nearby roof – it was […]

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Mar 232011
Did you know?

The Snow bunting develops a brighter appearance through wear as it enters the breeding season: males can sometimes be seen rubbing against the snow to accelerate feather wear.