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
MEDITERRANEAN GULLS -Bushy ruff lake.14 counted there on Wednesday afternoon.
DARTFORD WARBLER -Conventional view
DARTFORD WARBLER -Unconventional view.
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)