Monday, 5 November 2018

DAHN TO MARGIT

Saturday morning bleary eyed from the Friday night out,I eventually see that a White Billed Diver is at Walpole Bay Foreness,this I had to see.A little over half an hour later I joined messrs Holt ,Roberts and Andrew Lipzinscki on the cliff top watching this receding speck drifting away on the ebbing tide.
Nevertheless it showed well enough through the scope.
HEAVILY CROPPED SHOT OF THE WHITE BILLED DIVER


 DISTANT RECORD SHOT OF THE WHITE BILLED DIVER
 TANKERS AT ANCHOR IN MARGATE ROADS-STEN FJELL
 CLYDE FISHER
 STELLA ORION.
It was a first for me in the UK but had seen a couple in Svalbaard last year.
Now then that's that I thought until next morning I find through the magic of Twitter it has relocated to St Mildreds Bay at Westgate so seeking further amusement off to Fannit once more.Late on parade again the ebb tide was sweeping it down towards Margate. I eventually caught up with it but it was still a fair way offshore,but with the sun shining it was much better.
 WBD
 WBD
 WBD
WBD
On the walk back to the car there were a few other bits and pieces knocking about on the beach.
 CURLEW
 CURLEW
 CURLEW
 RINGED PLOVERS
 REDSHANKS
 SMERALDO
 CLYDE FISHER
ANTHONY GORMLEYS IRON MAN OUTSIDE THE TURNER CONTEMPORARY
Monday November 5th the bird is still there and so was I about half hour later,it took a bit of finding though,started of at St Mildreds then was told it had flown towards Foreness so I went there and worked back towards Margate,I was just about to give up and go home when I found it drifting east down towards the pumping station,so I followed it down eventually joining up with another group of birders under the sewage plant.The sun went in at this point when the bird was at its closest,typical.


 I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO FLY BUT IT DIDN`T.
IT KEPT GOING EAST ON THE TIDE.
 THE CLOSEST ENCOUNTER

AND THE SUN DISAPPEARS



Other birds seen and photographed today.....
 SANDERLING
 GANNET

 ROCK PIPIT
 WITH A GAMMY LEG.
 LITTLE EGRETS
 OYSTERCATCHERS






Did you think that was it well it wasn`t,just a few more from Botany Bay.







THE VERY LAST PHOTO I TOOK OF IT...GOODBYE MARGIT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, THANKS TO ALL YOU THANET GUYS FOR FINDING IT.


Thursday, 1 November 2018

SEPTOBERFEST.

Since returning from Canada much of my spare time has been spent sorting out the 6500 photos from that trip,however I haven`t been idle and now there are more pics to sort out.


 THE LAST WHEATEAR
AT THE HOE FOR THIS YEAR?




 LITTLE GREBES AT BUSHY RUFF- MUM
 DAD
 THE TWINS
 CLOUDED YELLOWS WERE SEEN AT VARIOUS PLACES  THIS ONE AT OARE.
 RUFF AT OARE
 CHIFF CHAFF AT SAMPHIRE HOE


MALLARDS ON THE MAIN POND


 THE BELUGA WHALE AT GRAVESEND
STAYED ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE RIVER.
 BAR TAILED GODWIT IN THE THAMES MUD.
 BTG
 BTG
 SEABOURN OVATION
AT DOVER CRUISE TERMINAL
 TEAL - FEMALE ON THE MAIN POND AT THE HOE
 TEAL AT HOE
 ONE OF THE ROMNEY SHEEP AT THE HOE


SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF STARLINGS HAVE CONGREGATED AT SAMPHIRE HOE THIS AUTUMN.




THIRD GENERATION WALL BROWN.
 BITTERN AT THE HANSON HIDE ARC PITS
 DID A SLOW MARCH PAST
 BITTERN
 BITTERN
 BITTERN



 BITTERN
 BITTERN
 BITTERN
 CATTLE EGRETS AT DUNGE
 CATTLE EGRET


 DUNNOCK
 YOUNG DOG FOX AT LANGDON HOLE
HAS NOT LEARNED TO FEAR HUMANS YET.


 HE WALKED RIGHT UP TO ME
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COCKED HIS LEG AND WENT ON HIS WAY.

FIELDFARE LANGDON CLIFFS


 PIED FLYCATCHER IN THE ASH TREE AT LANGDON HOLE.
 PF
 ROCKET JAY
YELLOWHAMMER
 YELLOWHAMMER
 REDWING AT THE HOE.
 RING OUZEL AT THE  HOE
 MAGPIE
 GOLDCREST

PERPETUAL MOTION MAKES THEM A DIFFICULT SUBJECT

 GOLDCREST IN THE SEA BUCKTHORN

















 JAY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THEY SPEND A LOT OF TIME COLLECTING ACORNS
 AND STORE THEM AWAY FOR THE WINTER.
 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.
REACH FOR THE SKY.


RING OUZEL AT LANGDON HOLE
 A VERY LATE PAINTED LADY AT SOUTH FORELAND
 A SURPRISE ARRIVAL AT THE HOE WHEN ONE OF THE SHETLAND COWS GAVE BIRTH TO THIS LITTLE FELLAH.
 NOSE TO TAIL.
 A LICK AND A PROMISE
 GOLDFINCH IN HAWTHORN
 DOVER LIFEBOAT ON EXERCISE
 IN THE PERFECT STORM.
The 31st October nearing the end now just a few more pics to go.


 COMMON SNIPE AND JACK SNIPE


 AT REST HARROW SCRAPE
 THE JACK IS SMALLER HAS A SHORTER BILL AND NO CENTRAL CROWN STRIPE.
 AND IT FEEDS WITH A NON STOP BOUNCING ACTION
 WHICH IS BOTH FASCINATING
 AND SOMEWHAT COMICAL AT THE SAME TIME.
 THE COMMON SNIPE LIKE TO SIT ON THIS OLD MOORHENS NEST.
 HEN HARRIER  MADE A COUPLE OF PASSES OVER THE SCRAPE.
 STONECHAT
 SOME DEBATE OVER THIS ONE ROCK OR WATER PIPIT MY MONEY WAS ON ROCK, BUT AM HAPPY TO CONCEDE ON WATER PIPIT.
 JACK SNIPE EVENTUALLY WOKE UP


 AND BOUNCED AROUND FOR A BIT
 FASCINATING TO WATCH.
HALLOWEEN …..