Saturday, 6 October 2012


With torrential overnight rain I had hoped that something...anything might turn up in Kent today. Marc had been on a sea-watch at Reculver Early doors and had managed a single Black- Throated Diver for his troubles. Having seen his excellent pictures of a Kingfisher at Stodmarsh earlier in the week I thought I would give it a go and see if I could replicate his efforts!Arriving in glorious sunlight at the Reed Bed Hide I waited patiently for the bird to arrive.Martyn and a few other expectant birders were already in place and during the next couple of hours we had a brief fly past but no posing. A single Marsh Harrier put in  an appearance as did a solitary Green Sandpiper. Fortunately one of the three on site Great White Egrets flew conveniently past close enough for some pictures. Mine were atrocious but Martyn's above was fantastic. A big thanks again for the pic.We returned to Grove in the hope of a few Bearded Tit pictures but very few birds showed. A single Little Egret was on Harrison's ...and not another bird in sight .A few Snipe were disturbed in the field behind Harrison's two Buzzards spiralled high mobbed by Gulls and Crows and a single interesting Wheatear sp. dropped in but could not be relocated. Good to be out and about in the sunshine...but please... please can Kent have a few decent birds soon.

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