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Monday, 27 October 2014

SUNDAY 26/10

A excellent day.
Another nice day and managed to get out for a few hours leaving home at 12.30.
Kestrel was the first suprise seen behind the house and then a further 8 birds in the next few hours.
Further into the marsh got a glimpse of something on a post and cruised up and stopped next to a Buzzard which had little intention of flying. Luckily no car came along so spent about 10 minutes admiring this classy bird before it moved on.
Scotney had the usual geese Barnacle/Snow/Canada and Grey Lag but no Golden Plover but a large flock of birds was flushed in the far distance which were Golden Plover.
Moving along a farmyard had about 30 stock Doves which gave stunning views.
Arrived at the reserve the track did not give up the large numbers of Stonechat which it has of late.
But over to Hanson hide which was empty unusual on a Sunday. A female Red Crested Pochard was located amongst the Coots.Great White and Little Egrets were all standing together which gave a nice example of size difference.. Pintail was seen which is early. . By now a few others had joined me in the hide which was lucky as a Kingfisher landed in front of the hide before moving right and standing on a reed stem this stayed about 8 minutes. As I was ready to leave a Wren was calling in the trees behind the hide on locating this got a brief glimpse of a Yellow Browed Warbler as it moved past.
Total species 47 but stunning views
All birders would of course know that the  reason I had such good views was because the Camera was at home.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good Dungie day Ed. YBW would be a Kent tick for me!
    Still hoping to get down soon. What with France and then five weeks with the drive being relaid it's been a bit hectic of late.