Saturday, 26 January 2013


A pair of Mandarin Ducks have taken up residence on the River Dour in the middle of Dover,very exotic looking,originating from China now living wild in many areas having escaped from private collections.
These wild White Fronted Geese were sighted at Dungeness,there have also been substantial flocks at Sandwich
These Barnacle geese were with the White Fronts at Dunge.
as was this Tufted duck
This feisty FIELDFARE has been terrorising the other birds in my garden during the snowy period.
A visit to Sandwich resulted in good views of Gadwall and this Coot prancing on ice.
A single goose flew in at the far side of the scrape and swam to the island where it began preening and resting,aTUNDRA BEAN GOOSE no less.
BLACK THROATED DIVER in the outer harbour, is it our long stay bird or another?
COMMON GULL ,there are hundreds in Dover Harbour at present

Three Bearded Tits were seen from the Lampen Wall at a snowy Stodmarsh

BEWICK SWANS on Walland Marsh There are now two distinct herds,must be 200 or more.


  1. Hi Phil, I'm so happy she (lady Mandarin) has a chap :-) When we saw her a week or so back, she was all alone (well, with some mallards). Great shot of your fieldfare.

  2. i am so lucky as the mandarins seem to have taken up residence on theriver just behind my house so i only have to look over the fence to see this lovely pair..