Friday, 19 May 2017

WAGS DUKES AND LADIES

The spring migration is now just about over so attention will turn more to butterflies for the summer until the return autumn migration begins in late July.I had a gloomy walk around Oare on Monday morning,Samphire Hoe on Tuesday,an hour at Bonsai Bank on Wednesday afternoon and a brief visit to SBBO yesterday morning.
SMALL COPPER
 YELLOW WAGTAIL

TURTLE DOVE
 ADDER @SAMPHIRE HOE
DEW MOTH


 DUKE OF BURGUNDY @BONSAI BANK
 MALES HAVE FOUR LEGS,FEMALES SIX.

 LADY ORCHID





GREEN HAIRSTREAK
 SPECKLED YELLOW - A day flying moth.
 BRIMSTONE


 TUFTED DUCK @REST HARROW


SWALLOW COLLECTING MUD AT THE SCRAPE.

I was asked about Kittiwakes at Langdon Hole recently so I did a little research and  was amazed to find that it was 7 years ago in 2010 when the last chick was seen there,they continued to breed at South Foreland a little longer but have gone from there too now. So from a peak of 2822 nests in 1995 to zero in twenty years is quite disturbing.
THE LAST KITTIWAKE CHICK AT LANGDON CLIFFS.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

MAY TIME - AIN`T NO TIME TO SIT AROUND AND SPOON.

The first two weeks of May have gone in a flash and once again I have perfected the art of being in the right place at the wrong time,but lets have a look at what I have seen.
 GOLDFINCH SAMPHIRE HOE
 DINGY SKIPPER
 SMALL BLUE
GREEN HAIRSTREAK
 AVOCETS Attempted to nest at Rest Harrow scrape but the egg laid was soon predated.
 If you look closely the egg is at her feet.
 Seeing off a crow.

 CUCKOO on a murky day at Dungeness


CUCKOO CALLING
 SWIFTS are back.

 MISTLE THRUSH
 GREY PLOVER in summer plumage at PEGWELL BAY.



 SHELDUCKS
RED KNOT AT PEGWELL BAY
GOLDEN PLOVER- SANDWICH
 ICELAND GULL AT THE PATCH DUNGENESS


 HOBBY AT DUNGENESS RSPB RESERVE


 COMMON TERN RYE HARBOUR
AVOCETS are breeding in large numbers now at Rye Harbour.
 ADONIS BLUES


ADONIS BLUE MALE
 SMALL BLUE

 COMMON BLUE
 NIGHTINGALE in full song at Grove Ferry


More soon folks,must get my moth photos downloaded soon.