Saturday, 27 August 2016

Finally a update with a new UK tick included.

It has been over a month since my last blog. As it has been summer holidays and the boys have been at home I haven't done loads of things. Today though I took the opportunity to get a new bird for my list. Drove to Reculver country park car park and almost immediately found a fellow birder who pointed me in the right direction. It turned out to be a 3 mile round trip but Baird's Sandpiper was seen very well indeed. An adult that had been found the day before. In the same pool I also saw Little Stint, Spotted Redshank and Dunlin and on the walk Yellow Wagtail. Although great views through binoculars and telescope it was very windy and my camera didn't do the bird justice.

I am going to now just put some of my latest pictures up in the way of an update..

A visit to Thursley common with Pete from Non-stop birding eventually produced Black Darter (Sympetrum danae). It was not looking promising but as we headed back to the car we came across just this one Black Darter, also had Small red.

Went back via Beddington Farmlands just to add Small red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma viridulum) to my list. 

Did get a quick visit to Dungeness in when everyone else was out and about.
Below a particularly vicious looking caterpillar, that was moving very quickly along the path.

Have some other photos of this Kestrel but can't seem to get them on here. Looking again at the photos I notice it has been ringed.

Below a Blue-tailed Damselfly that I eventually caught up with at Broadwater.

That's all for now. Off to Morocco with the family tomorrow. Not sure if I am taking the laptop or even how much time I will get to explore so watch this space.