Saturday, 9 July 2011

Tern Turtle

A days birding in Kent with Brendan G, Dave J and Paul F.
Lydd Golf Course; Turtle Dove on telephone wires near entrance to golf course.
Beach at Dungeness near fishing boats; Sandwich Tern, Turnstone, Gannet, Great Black Backed Gull and Glaucous Gull.
Dungeness Power Station "the patch"; Common Tern, Gannet and Mediterranean Gull.
Near power station; Linnet.
Dungeness RSPB ARC Pit; Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier and Garganey.
Dungeness RSPB; Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, Great White Egret, Little Egret and Common Tern.
Finally we spent about an hour and a half at Elmley Marshes hoping to see the recently reported Long Eared Owls, no sign of the LEO's but we did see; 2 Barn Owl, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Black Tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier, Little Egret, Avocet and Little Grebe.
My record shots below, Glaucous Gull, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Great White Egret. Paul's pics after my Great White Egret record shot. Click on pics to enlarge.

Paul Frost's Pics below, please do not use without his permision. Glaucous Gull, Glaucous Gull, Greenshank, Linnet, Linnet, Great White Egret, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove nr Lydd Golf Course, Great Black Backed Gull and Glaucous Gull.

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