Sunday, 20 January 2019

8 AM AND THE DAY IS DONE

 Roll up to the valley at 6.30am and marytn already there,so are view point is the ramp at the moment with most things hanging around there,as soon as it gets light things start moving out first the greylags then shortly followed by the the pink feet,the bewicks held frim as the pool was frozen over as soon as the head bopping starts and the calling you knew there be off



 soon as the bewicks had departed the long staying great white egret came in
great white egret
all done and dusted by 8am
so i headed home via seasalter a few local birds nothing changing at the moment
brent goose

dunlin

curlew

turnstone

brent goose

Monday, 14 January 2019

DIZZY HEIGHTS OF 79

Dizzy heights of 79 birds so far in the valley,with adding little egret last night after finally adding RINGTAIL yesterday morning along with canda goose scared bird in valley
this afternoon spent another day at grove again nil to my list,but seeing a few corn buntings going in roost is always a welcome sight
been hard work trying to find little grebe until yesterday for the year list straight away today little grebe

Monday, 7 January 2019

VALLEY LIST UP AND RUNNING

After spending Saturday at dungeness i head to the valley on sunday hoping to add to my tiny year list adding long eared owl was bouns also white fronted goose and bewick swans

hopefully over the next week a few more birds might turn up

Saturday, 5 January 2019

YUCK

Yuck that sums the weather up today,having planned to go to dungeness today with my mate tilley,so we heading to the hides for a bit of sea watching plenty of auks guillemots and razorbills

good numbers of red throated divers and a single black,also plenty of kittiwakes
as always plenty of great crested grebes but no others
on to the main reserve adding cattle and great white egret to the day list along with m/f golden eye but no smew or grebes again apart from great crested,back to the beach for a bit of sea watch again yielded a bonxie and loads of gannets



Monday, 31 December 2018

MIND MADE UP

After a lot of thinking i have decided to do a full year in the valley with the odd day out,i will try and do a full year list of what i see........
my 2nd fav bird of the year waited along time for a adult and lucky enough to see 2 in a week