The Bald Birder (and Moffer)
The natural history exploits of Ross Newham - and the ultimate cure for insomnia!
Sunday, 9 April 2023
9 April 2023 - Pond dipping at Dungeness
Saturday, 8 April 2023
8 April 2023 - Stodmarsh NNR
Garganey was the highlight of a two-hour visit to Stodmarsh NNR this afternoon. A few other migrants included Yellow Wags, Swallows, Sand Martins and various warblers. Great White, Little and Cattle Egrets were all on show from Marsh Hide.
Sunday, 2 April 2023
2 April 2023 - Elmley and Minster, Kent
A very brief visit to Elmley NNR produced both Raven and Cattle Egret in flight within 2 minutes and 200 metres of the reserve entrance. There's fantastic numbers of Lapwings bombing around - displaying and egg-laying all happening. Marsh Harriers are busy...
An after-Elmley visit to Minster beach produced a few summer-plumaged Mediterranean Gulls at close quarters - I'll be back...
Saturday, 1 April 2023
1 April 2023 - Marsh Harrier at Elmley NNR
This smart adult female Marsh Harrier at Elmley NNR was a welcome sight. Confiding bird watched quartering along the main entrance track.
Monday, 27 March 2023
27 March 2023 - Great Grey Shrike at Hothfield Common
A brief trip to Hothfield Common this afternoon for a catch-up with the Great Grey Shrike which has wintered on the site. A superb wee beastie!