Sunday, 2 September 2012

Quiet Life


 

 

The first weekend of a new month and it was all extremely quiet in the Valley. Without adding a single new species throughout August, September started with less to report, no sign of the Purple Heron, no sign of the Great-white Egret, Garganey down to one on Saturday and none today and just a few Whinchats of note. There was an eclipse drake Mandarin on the lake at Stodmarsh on Saturday that after 10mins flew towards Collard’s/Westbere. There was a new Ruff on Saturday with a juvenile joining the resident adult, Black-tailed Godwits are up to six, 2 Greenshank present with another 4 flyover and Whinchat numbers fluctuate between two and five. Restharrow Scrape at Sandwich has produced very little with just 2 Garganey until today and the odd Green Sandpiper.  Best part of the weekend was watching a Harbour Porpoise swimming north past Deal as I went home Saturday lunch time. So instead of a big report here are just a few photos from the weekend.
Great Spotted Woodpecker

A large fire near Salvatori watched from the Ramp

Whitethroat

Harbour Porpoise of Deal

Harbour Porpoise of Deal

Whinchat

Juvenile Coot

Black-headed Gull Stodmarsh lake

Greylag Geese Stodmarsh lake

Green Sandpiper Restharrow

Juvenile Little Egret Restharrow

Yellow Wagtail Restharrow

1 comment:

  1. grets shots nice finds greetings from my spanish blog

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