Sunday, 27 January 2013


Having  managed to get out yesterday and connect with the Avocet at Cold Harbour I wanted to go to Foreness for high tide today.Arriving spot on 11.58A.M. I managed to count 21 Purple Sandpipers sitting high on the Pumping Station wall.Barry had 19, the other day and this is certainly the most I've ever seen here.Definitely worth a visit... unfortunately too distant for a photograph and quite dark at the undercliff. I didn't search for the Black Redstart but an hour happily watching the Fulmars and Fieldfare on the fenceless ex Pitch and Putt.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Late on parade for New Year's Day ...I arrived at a muddy Reculver hoping for a reasonable start to 2013.Unfortunately, I couldn't find the Bewick's but Heathy had found 3 Waxwings on the Embankment which was a good beginning. Not a lot else to report ...and a decision was made to head for Bossenden Woods to hopefully photograph a few woodland species. The results were very pleasing with the Marsh Tit pictures coming out rather well. The only disappointment was a Nuthatch that refused to play,but a return soon will be on the cards.