Monday, 3 January 2011

A DAY IN KENT

We headed to Kent on Saturday night were we stayed at Rob stokes house.

One of three Shorelarks
On Sunday morning we left robs house at first light and headed to Reculver, at Reculver towers we had Marsh harrier, Linnets, Little egrets and Reed buntings we walked further down the path were we had Redshank, 3 possible Shorelarks, two fly over Snow buntings and one Red necked grebe flying past on the sea.

Further down the path by the harbour there was one Hooded crow with a flock of corvids shame it was very far away for dad and rob to get a photo other birds noted were.
Ringed plover.
Oystercatchers.
Dunlin.
Stonechat.
Turnstone.
Gadwall.
Brent goose.
Little grebe.
Golden plover.
On the way back to the car park Rob found Three Shorelarks on the Gravel also Shelduck, Mallard also a flock of Linnets.



At Dungeness visitor center we noted one Black necked grebe, one redhead smew, 3 female goosander also 2 flyover, one Bittern, Shovler, Gadwall, Tufted duck, Porchard, Mallards, house sparrow, Lapwing.

We then moved down to the Fishing boats were we got good views of Glaucous Gull on top of this shed before it flew of a landed into a gull roost, on the sea's there were hundreds of Red throated divers, 3 Guillemots also two Razorbill we then moved on a got closer views of the Glaucous Gull, we watched the gull for about 5-10 minutes.

on the way to Pett levels we stopped of at scotney gravel pits and saw
four White fronted goose and three Grey lag goose.

At Pett levels birds noted were
Lapwing.
Dark bellied Brent goose.
Pale bellied Brent goose.
Black brant.
Curlew.
Black headed gulls.

But it got to that time when we had to head home very happy withe birds we saw

  video


Sorry about the rubbish video of the Glaucous Gull

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