Saturday, 31 October 2015

OCTOBERFEST

Since returning from Brazil I have been out and about a bit but have missed more than I`ve seen,here`s what I have managed to catch up with.


JACK SNIPE AT REST HARROW SCRAPE





BLACK REDSTART AT SAMPHIRE HOE
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70000 BRITANNIA -GOLDEN ARROW PASSING THE HOE.
DOVER LIFEBOAT ON EXERCISE AT FAN BAY
SPITFIRE AT SOUTH FORELAND
PEREGRINE ON THE CLIFFS
VULCAN BOMBER PASSING BOCKHILL WELL INLAND UNFORTUNATELY.


GOLDFINCHES IN THE GARDEN
REDPOLLS AT LANGDON HOLE


RING OUZELS ALSO AT LANGDON HOLE

THE GERMAN BARGE" SEEADLER" MAKING HER WAY PAST THE HOE.
COMMON SEALS ON THE HOVERPAD WILL SOON HAVE TO FIND A NEW HOME.
FEMALE RED BREASTED MERGANSER IN WELLINGTON DOCK
RAVENS ARE NOW REGULAR VISITORS TO SAMPHIRE HOE

AN INFLUX OF GOLDCRESTS RECENTLY - THIS ONE WAS SO TAME I PICKED IT UP
BRITAINS SMALLEST BIRD ARRIVES HERE EACH WINTER FROM NORTHERN EUROPE,IMAGINE THIS TINY CREATURE FLYING ACROSS THE NORTH SEA,AT NIGHT , NON STOP-AMAZING.

THE ORANGE/RED CREST MAKES THIS A MALE BIRD.
SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS GATHERING AT SAMPHIRE HOE BEFORE MIGRATION TO WARMER CLIMES.
ONE OF THE LAST NORTHERN WHEATEARS OF THE YEAR - THEY WILL BE BACK NEXT MARCH.
AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR WAS THIS RED BREASTED FLYCATCHER AT THE HOE,
THE DISTINCTIVE WHITE TAIL MARKINGS AS IT WAS FLUSHED BY A HIGH SPEED TRAIN.
IT STAYED STUBBORNLY THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAILWAY TRACK WHILE I WAS THERE SO APOLOGIES FOR THE POOR QUALITY PICS.



THANKS TO MARK KENNET FOR SPOTTING THIS WEE BIRD AS HE WALKED DOWN THROUGH THE ROAD TUNNEL.

 100s OF ROBINS ARRIVE EACH AUTUMN TO SPEND THE WINTER HERE.

 AN ALBINO STARLING AT NORTH DEAL
 STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD.

 THIS SHORT EARED OWL FLEW STRAIGHT AT ME OUT OF THE SUN, SO HAVE HAD TO LIGHTEN IT QUITE A BIT.

 HERE`S LOOKING AT YOU SIR.
 ONE OF A COVEY OF 25 GREY PARTRIDGE AT DICKSONS CORNER.
 MAGPIE

BLACK REDSTART- PROBABLY ONE OF THIS YEARS YOUNGSTERS.

The Red Breasted Merganser remains in the Wellington Dock,caught her having a bath this morning.






SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER..............................

1 comment:

  1. Smashing photo of the White-tailed Eagle, mate

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