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.
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.