2 POSTS IN 2 DAYS! WHATS HAPPENING?
At 9.00am this morning Mandy and I set off to visit my friend Peter in St Margarets for a session of birding, we had to go via Daves house as he kindly lent me his large lens as I have not yet purchased one!
We set off and arrived at Peters soon after 10.00am, where we were kindly greeted with an offer of a nice cup of Coffee before we set off into the gloom that was all around.
We drove from Peters house down to the car park in the bay for a spot off sea watching where we spotted the following species:
Fulmar (1st sighting for Mandy and I)
Black Headed Gull
Red Throated Divers ( a small flock of 16 Peter counted) another 1st for Mandy and I
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Robin ( in the trees within the car park)
From the bay we made our way towards Sandwich along the coast road and we spotted on the way with a few various stops the following:
White Fronted Geese (1st again for Mandy and I)
We got to the bird observatory where we had a needed cup of Tea before going off towards the railway line to see what was about and the list is as follows:
A total of 41 Species, which with the weather situation we think was a good days birding.
The photos below were taken with Daves 70-300 Canon lens in murky conditions:
Greylag and Barnacle Geese
Common and Black Headed Gulls (Common on the left)
From the front: Herring Gull, Curlew and Lapwing at rear, cannot ID the one on right?
Greylag Geese with Golden Plovers in foreground
Once again a big thanks to Peter and Nancy for their hospitality.
Click link to see a RED THROATED DIVER