Saturday, 2 June 2018

TWO IN A WEEK

Be waiting a long time for a adult rose coloured starling to turn up in kent,bugger me i see two in a week,big thanks to BH on finding the north foreland bird so as i parked my car i clapped eyes on it,feeding on the golf course,but with golfers moving about it,it flew towards the botany bay but with eagle eyed barry we soon refound it,it heading back to the golf course for stonking views,but flew off strongly and lost to view





Monday, 28 May 2018

BEEN A LONG WAIT

Be a long wait but at last i can tick ROSE COLOURED STARLING,as everbody been saying to me i could of seen a kent one on numerous occasions yes i know but all juvs,I always said i would for adult,with chris hindle having one in his garden and later being refound,I soon was on my way down to beltinge with help from http://marcheath.blogspot.co.uk/ to tell me where to view from in the bag in mintues open arriving,i was later joined by 3 big mac gibbards and goods views for 15 mintues



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

UPDATED ON WHITE STORK 1269


This the lastest message i have had from project stork the first word it said was yes was a answer to my question is he WILD,many would say NO but we have to remember this bird travels hundreds of miles and substains itself in the wild BREEDS MIGRATES gets blown of course and first thing every one said was it rung must of escape from wildwood or wingham bird park not going to see that ,i am no expert but after these message to thro from sweden and reading and being told how there are breeded changes my mind 100%  but that only my view i let others make there own minds up.big thanks to project stock for the inside info and the data on this bird    message is below from petter                                                                                                 
yes ,he's a wild bird,even though born in captivity.
i'll surely keep an extra eye out for him and let you know,please keep in touch with sightings in the uk for us,since his nest is by one of our breeding faclilties i'm there several times a week and should see when he comes back.we have a very cold spring this year.there's still lots of snow and the temperature was 6 below zero last night.i haven't not seen any of the migrating storks yet,but i suspect them all to come soon as the weather gets better    petter

Sunday, 18 March 2018

WHITE STORK 1269 AT BELTINGE

White stork at beltinge all information has come from STORKPROJKET I SKANE this is conversation i had with them i hope you enjoyed it as much as i have and hope 1269 he gets back
that's very interesting!i can't recall that any of our storks has ever been seen in england,or even great britian before.ido beleive it's one of ours.i can't be completely sure from the picture however.were you able to read anything from them inscriptions on the big black ring ?do you have more pictures?if so could you please please send them to my email:@storkprojektet.se?facebook lower the which is making it harder to zoom in on the rings thank you! petter Albinson The stork project

Thank you you !thats a big help.first of all SVS means that it is in fact a swedish bird.that's our country code,the colours of the rings doesn't fit the numbers however.it looks like the color rings without inscriptions is black and green.if so are you sure about the numbers?could it for example be 1269 instead
great !Then i know him.he hatched at out biggest breeding enclosure in fulltoftahttps://www.google.se/maps/place/Storkh%C3%A4gn+Hemmestorps+M%C3%B6lla/@55.6331472,13.5540497,1049m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x465388a9f5f15dfb:0xbeeb7e9631cf1cc1!8m2!3d55.6331442!4d13.5562384?hl=sv  in may 2011 he was ringed on the 23rd of june and was transported to our enclosure in  THE LINKS ARE THE WRONG WAY AROUND hemmestorps https://www.google.se/maps/place/Fulltofta+Storkh%C3%A4gn/@55.8810492,13.6111918,521m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4653f3cc7045e045:0x6d07bb4ca276ce92!8m2!3d55.8810492!4d13.6133805?hl=sv   on the 12th of july to be released with 56 other storks.They were all released on the 28th of july.
He seems to stay in spain during the winter.we have reports there from 19th of february 2013,almagro,ciudad real 17th of december 2014 and 17th of january 2015 porcal madrid.from 2014 t0 2016 he nested on topo of the enclosure in hemmestorp with a much older female,784 last year he nestedwith a younger female 1735,at the same place.we had a really bad season last year with lots of cold,heavy rain and their chicks didn't survive unfortuneatly.
I'm crossing my fingers and hope that he come back here as soon as the weather is better and that he will have many healthy chicks this year.
thank yu very much for reporting this!
petter
I hope as everyone else does that 1269 has a safe journery home and have many chicks to come homeward bound 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

KRUGER PARK TO HAZYVIEW PART 2

DARK CAPPED BULBUL

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL

DRONGO FORK-TAIL

YELLOW BILLED HORNBILL

BATELEUR

HELMETED GUINEA FOWL

WALHBERGS EAGLE

WHITE FRONTED BEE-EATER

GREEN BACKED HERON

WATER THICK-KNEE

LILAC BREASTED ROLLER 


LAUGHING DOVE

BROWN HEAD KINGFISHER


JACANA

BLACK CRAKE

PIED BILLED KINGFISHER

RED BILLED FIRE FINCH


HAMERKOP

FISH EAGLE

BLUE-GREY FLYCATCHER

CRESTED FRANCOLIN

Saturday, 4 November 2017

BIRDS OF MY TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA PART 1

A few photos of birds i saw on my trip to cape town and kruger park,a place i will go back very soon  hopefully my id is correct if not blame martyn ,anyway big thanks to martyn,so here we go part 1 johannesburg to paul kruger park
SOUTHERN MASKED WEAVER

SPECKLED MOUSEBIRD

CAPE ROBIN CHAT

KAROO THRUSH

RED BILLEED QUELEA

SPECKLED PIGEON


LONG CRESTED EAGLE

FISCAL SHRIKE

DARK CAPPED BULBUL

BLUE GREY FLY CATCHER

CRESTED FRANCOLIN

LITTLE BEE-EATER
GREAT STRIPED SWALLOW