Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A birdie on the putting green

Mon 24th March 2014.
A trip to Kent with birding pal Paul F.
First stop was a golf course in Snodland. We parked on some rough ground at the back of the clubhouse. As I got out of the car I unfortunately flushed our quarry that was no more than 5 meters away. It flew into a tree near the putting green. Then soon dropped down and began feeding along the path. Visibility was not good at this point because of fog. The fog then got worse but eventually the sun broke through and we were able to manage a few pics.
Over to Sandwich Bay and after some searching along the seawall we were able to connect with the 2 Shorelark that were present. Also here 2 Wheatear.
Ramsgate Cemetery next but no luck with Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler. Quite a few noisy Ring-necked  Parakeets here. Don't they know people are trying to sleep?
Then over to Dungeness. A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was the best we could manage here. We didn't go on the reserve as we were out of time.
Some pics below. The Glaucous Gull pics are Paul's.


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