Monday, 7 November 2011

INTO THE GLOOM

Hibernation appears to be quite a good option at the moment,sleep thro the winter and wake up when the sun shines in the spring,I hate these dull gloomy november days.
The last week hasn`t been all doom and gloom however with a good number of birds at SAM HO ,the glossy ibis showed up at Stodmarsh on wednesday and the curlew sandpiper at sandwich was good,the owls didn`t  show up on the ancient highway,that was not good.
The harbour sheltered several med gulls on friday with a guillemot,10 turnstones  an arctic tern and a kingfisher.One of the Mediterranean gulls unfortunately had a fishing hook in its mouth!
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS TAKE YOUR BAITED HOOKS HOME WITH YOU!!!
DAWN TRADER IN THE CHANNEL

WHEATEAR ON THE WALL

SEA SLATER A PRE HISTORIC CREATURE FOR HALLOWEEN?

A DISTANT GLOSSY IBIS (For Steve Ashton)

FOX  on the mud from the FEAST HIDE at Stodmarsh

LITTLE GREBE

FEMALE SHOVELLER

SELECTION OF COLOURFUL FUNGII

CURLEW SANDPIPER

GREY PARTRIDGE

GREY PARTRIDGES

MED GULL with fish hook.

TURNSTONE
One of ten on the Prince of Wales pier
I do not know what fate awaits this young gull but it is so easily avoidable by not leaving discarded fishing hooks laying around on the beach or piers.

2 comments:

  1. So that's what a Glossy Ibis looks like from afar, lol. I seem to be quite lucky with this bird at the moment, it seems to feed out on the mud in front of the windows, whenever I visit the Marsh hide. A good account with some nice photos Phil, it is a shame about the Med Gull and the fishing hook, a some what increasing event nowadays.

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  2. Christ, you have been busy with the camera. you have the same Ibis fate as me, always distant when I arrive. I think Steve must put on his 'Glossy' outfit and do some dance I think.

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