As usual on new years day my plan was to walk from home to the harbour,however the weather put paid to my walk after an hour so I only got as far as Kearsney Abbey before the rain set in and discretion being the better part of valour, as they say, I chickened out and went home.
The following day at Samphire Hoe after a beautiful sunrise the weather deteriorated and the camera stayed in the car.
RED SKY IN THE MORNING JANUARY 2ND 2018
CORMORANT IN FULL BREEDING PLUMAGE
GUILLEMOT IN DOVER HARBOUR
STOAT AT CAPEL FLEET ISLE OF SHEPPEY
A STOAT CROSSING
STOATALLY DIFFERENT FROM A WEASLE
MEDITERRANEAN GULL -FOLKESTONE 2E46
7 WHITE FRONTED GEESE FLYING OVER STODMARSH
BLACK MARKINGS ON BREAST AND WHITE SHIELD ABOVE BILL
A dreadfully dull grey day at Dungeness
LONG EARED OWL AT DUNGENESS
DRAKE SMEW AT DUNGENESS BRIGHTENED A VERY DULL DAY
SMEW IN FLIGHT
AND WHAT MADE HIM FLY.
FEMALE MARSH HARRIER
BLACK THROATED DIVER- DENGEMARSH
FEMALE BLACKCAP AT HOME
2 OF 5 GREY PARTRIDGE AT REST HARROW
FIRECREST IN THE ELMS
The Royal Harbour Ramsgate is getting some good birds this winter.
1ST WINTER ICELAND GULL AT RAMSGATE HARBOUR- Smaller than the HERRING GULLS.
A WHITE WINGER
SNOW BUNTING AT RAMSGATE HARBOUR.
WEST PIER LIGHTHOUSE,Built in 1842 designed by John Smeaton who also designed the Eddystone Lighthouse.