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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Penduline Delight

Once again another busy weekend for Angela and myself. The list has included a wedding reception on the Hoo Peninsular - congratulations Kayleigh and Tom, shopping, a 1st birthday party, England vs. Ireland in the Rugby (well done lads) and catching up with friends. However there was still a bit of birding to be had including a mini twitch to Stodmarsh NNR for a cracking Penduline Tit - a lifer for Angela.

Sunday 10th February
Stodmarsh, 11:00 to 12:00
1 Water Rail (heard), 1 Water Pipit (Marsh Hide - seen by the parents), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Penduline Tit, 2 Bullfinches.

A cracking male Penduline Tit that showed well along the nature trail by the alder wood at Stodmarsh NNR.

Yesterday the parents and I had a trip to Oare Marshes KWT meeting up with MW and RR. Highlights were: 2 Bewick's Swans, 4+ Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 2 ringtail Hen Harriers, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard and the leucistic Curlew.

On the way home:

Challock, 13:00, Challock Church
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Nuthatches.

Eastwell Park, 14:00, lake area
4 Gadwall, 2 Goosanders (a cracking pair), 3 Little Grebes, 3 Grey Herons, 1 Common Buzzard.

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