Phil Sharp came down to Dungeness and kindly invited me to join him on a trip around the reserve.42 species including Swallow,Common Tern,Sedge and Willow Warbler and very nice was a Booming Bittern.
Many thanks to Phil for putting up with my moaning and constant complaining about my situation.
17/4 a short walk round NHGP and added Blackcap also Slow Worms and Water Vole
21/4 a quick drive round Dungeness gave up 22 species
24/4 another trip round Dungeness and saw 47 species including my first Little Tern of the year.
5/5 33 species including a lovely Barn Owl
7/5 21 birds
9/5 36 birds including a stunning male Garganey on ARC
11/5 30 birds including my first House Martin
12/5 42 birds including Ringed Plover and a Turtle Dove
13/5 a day out with Frank a walk along the Canal Path by the Zoo where we got caught in a rain and hail stone storm as it stopped we then went to Dungeness reserve where the rain started and did not stop so went home. Happy to find 4 Yellow Wagtails near Haguelands.
15/5 today a quick trip to Larkfield and got David to join me at NHGP for a short walk. Nightingales were singing every where , which I miss living down on the marsh