Saturday 25 September 2010

Reculver and Oare (Kent)

Arrived at Reculver in bright conditions with north westerly winds. There were already a large number of observers gathered among the towers sheltering from the wind and searching for seabirds. From 09:00 till 14:30 we counted in excess of 200 Gannets moving west, 3 Swallows, 25 Sandwich Terns, c15 Wigeon west, 1 Common Scoter east, 30+ Great Skua west, 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Divers, 1 Auk and great views of a single Snow Bunting on the grass area just inland.
After, we visited Oare to view the very distant Sabines Gull that had been hanging around the Swale since this morning, where we also saw: Spoonbill (1), Great Skua (3), Arctic Skua (1), Gannet (25), Common Scoter (3), Avocet (60), juvenile Little Stint (1) and Swallow (6).
Snow Bunting
Herring Gull
Great Skua
Ringed Plover
Ruff & Golden Plover

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Oare (Kent)

Quick visit after work: Yellow Wagtail (32), Ruff, Avocet, Swallow, Water Rail


Sunday 19 September 2010

Grove Ferry, Bockhill & Oare (Kent)

After being unable to get out last weekend due to work commitments, we were lucky to get a second chance at the Wilson's Phalarope at Grove Ferry. We also saw Hobby, Bearded Tit, Green Sandpiper before driving to Bockhill where we saw Lapland Buntings (6), Lesser Whitethroat (1), Whitethroat (1), Chiffchaff (25+) and Blackcap (1). We finished the day at Oare with the White-rumped Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail (2).

Grey Heron
Yellow Wagtail