Friday, 27 November 2015

DOVER BIRDS

A few walks around the old home town this week from Bushy Ruff,Kearsney Abbey ,Crabble Corn Mill and down to the Harbour have thrown up a nice selection of birds,and a Dartford Warbler at Abbotscliffe was a nice bonus.
 FEMALE GOOSANDER- Kearsney Abbey

 Compare her to the female Merganser later,spot the differences.
FEMALE WIGEON -Bushy ruff
GREY HERON
MEDITERRANEAN GULLS -Bushy ruff lake.14 counted there on Wednesday afternoon.

 DARTFORD WARBLER -Conventional view


 DARTFORD WARBLER -Unconventional view.





DARTFORD WARBLER.
 MR FOX
 GREEN WOODPECKER
 RED BREASTED MERGANSER -Remains faithful to the Wellington Dock,assuming it is the same bird ,I first saw it on the 7th August.
 A member of the SAWBILL family- here`s why they are so called.


 At this time of year when the whiting are in the Shag has learnt to watch the anglers discard the undersize fish and get an easy meal off the PRINCE OF WALES PIER(soon to be permanently closed)
 TURNSTONES also benefit from the anglers scraps.


 KITTIWAKES ON PATROL
 



BLACK HEADED GULL-POW Pier
 COMMON GULLS -Bathing in Bushy Ruff lake




 LITTLE EGRET -Crabble Corn Mill

KINGFISHER-also at the Corn Mill pond.

1 comment:

  1. That Goosander is a smart looking bird Phil, thanks for reporting. Great account of your local birds.

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