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Monday 19 November 2012

Red-throated Diver @ Conningbrook GP's

A couple of record shots of the Red-throated Diver that Angela and myself found yesterday (18th) at Conningbrook Lakes.

Red-throated Diver @ Conningbrook Lakes (GC Grebe & Coot behind)
A new species for us at this site. Ashford does attract Divers - both Red and Black-throated Divers have been found on Singleton Lake in the past.

Conningbrook GP, 12:00 to 15:00
2 Gadwall (1 pair), 1 Red-throated Diver (1st site record), 2 Little Grebe (on the River Stour), 10 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail (along the Stour), 1 Kingfisher (Middle Lake), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Fieldfare (flew over), 1 Goldcrest (with Long-tailed Tits), 1 Jay, 1 Lesser Redpoll (flew over).

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Sunny Sunday

A very pleasant trip out on Sunday with Angela taking in Dungeness, the RSPB Reserve, Scotney GP's and Walland Marsh. Nice to see plenty of birders about too - Hello to you all.

Dungeness, 11:00 to 12:00
1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adult), 1 Glaucous Gull (3w still by the fishing boats).

The semi-resident 3rd-winter Glaucous Gull near the Dungeness fishing boats.

Getting ready to move.

Dungeness RSPB Reserve, 12:00 to 13:00
1 Little Egret, 4 Great White Egrets (all on Burrowes Pit - 2 Dennis's Hide, 2 Makepeace Hide), 2 Stonechats.

Scotney Gravel Pits, 13:00 to 15:00
1 Pintail (Drake), 2 Marsh Harriers (Male and Juvenile), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Crane (at west end - Sussex).

Scotney GP's scene - spot the Common Crane !!!

Walland Marsh, 15:00 to 16:00
2 Whooper Swans (Still with Mutes), 1 Hen Harrier (Male), 1 Buzzard.