Archive for the ‘Southeast England’ Category

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Shorelark Twitch at Reculver – British Birding

Today I decided to make a trip along the North Kent coast to Reculver where Shorelark had been reported for about a week or so. As I have written on previous occasions I am not much into twitching. It is not because I don’t like to see new birds or that I am not prone [...]

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Swale National Nature Reserve & Leysdown – British Birding

One thing about birding which does not sit well with me is getting up early. Although I am used to it because of leading tours, when I have free time I do not often get up very early but today was an exception as I wanted to get to the Isle of Sheppey in the [...]

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Migrants at Dungeness – British Birding

It has been windy in the East of England for the last few days, and with easterly winds in October usually comes a good variety of migrant birds. Over the previous few days I have had some interesting sightings in various parts of Kent but I have not come across migrants in any numbers so [...]

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Birding Day at Oare Marshes – British Birding

On a day as pleasant as today it is hard to stay indoors so I jumped into the car and headed to Oare Marshes where there are always lots of birds. Today turned out to be a one with huge numbers of waders resting and feeding on the East flood with well over 1000 Black-tailed [...]

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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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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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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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