Archive for the ‘Birdwatching in UK’ Category

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Shorebirds in North Kent – British Birding

One of the things I enjoy most when I am back home in Kent is visiting a few sites where there are large numbers of shorebirds that can easily be seen at close range; my two favourite sites for this are Oare Marshes and Shellness although there are plenty of other places such as Cliffe, [...]

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A Ringed Herring Gull – British Birding

This morning I was photographing gulls roosting on a field at Leysdown, Kent, attempting to get good images of the two Mediterranean Gulls that were among the flock, when a Herring Gull with a very bright orange leg ring caught my eye. I could not read the code on the colour ring through binoculars so [...]

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Birding Bridlington Harbour – British Birding

A few days ago I spent a morning birding around Bridlington harbour in East Yorkshire. This is often a good place for wintering and passage migrants, even in October, and is somewhere I used to visit regularly when I was at university in the area. One of the specialities of the site is Purple Sandpiper [...]

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Gulls Gorging on Fish: British Birding

I have taken advantage a few times recently of an area where gulls congregate to feed on discarded fish heads at the rear of a fish shop at Dungeness, on the Kent coast, but today there was a real feasting session with a large group of gulls devouring a large amount of fish heads and [...]

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Minsmere & Dunwich Heath: British Birding

I have mentioned before that Dartford Warbler was the bird that got me into birding when I was 7 years old and whenever I am back in UK I always make a visit to a location where I can see this species. With fine weather today it was a good opportunity to find these birds [...]

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Migrants at Dungeness: British Birding

By early September bird migration is well and truly in progress. For many species it has not yet reached its peak but for the next few months birders should be able to find migrating birds at any coastal location. With this in mind I made another trip to Dungeness yesterday as it can be a [...]

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Shellness High Tide Wader Roost: British Birding

Much is said about the loss of mudflats which are used by waders to feed on and in some parts of the world the result has been catastrophic to wader populations, but less frequently discussed is the pressure on waders by the loss of high tide roost sites. These sites are often destroyed as part [...]

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