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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Year's Day... rain stops play.

After celebrating the new year festivities with close friends, I ventured out in the gloom meeting up with the parents at Kenardington bridge along the RM Canal for a days listing. They had already seen a Barn Owl near Appledore along with a Tawny Owl near the Rare Breeds Centre at Woodchurch. 3 others had been calling in Orlestone Forest. Highlights for me included 7 Little Egrets by Hamstreet Garden Centre, 32 Bewick's Swans on Walland Marsh near Old Cheyne Court Farm, Great White Egret and 2 Smew on the New Diggings at Dungeness and a Great Skua and Caspian Gull at the Fishing Boats. Sadly the weather deteriorated during the afternoon and we called it a day at around 2:30 pm having clocked up 80 species between us. Not bad considering the poor weather. The camera stayed in the dry and warmth of its bag...


  1. Hi Neil, great header photo! Good luck with the blog, I started mine almost exactly a year ago and have enjoyed the interaction with other people out there. I hope you do to.

    80 species on a day like New Years was a good return.

  2. Hi, good luck with the blog,