Wednesday 12 November 2008

12 November 2008 - West Hythe

With no news on the Green Heron for a couple of days, I managed to slip out the house and shoot down to West Hythe to see if I could have another look at this superb bird for Kent (my views in October had been far from great).

With the weather looking fantastic, I gathered all camera gear and stepped out.

Was the Green Heron there? Was it buggery! Still, if I'm going to have to dip anything, I guess I've got to be happy that it is a bird I've already seen a couple of times in the UK.

Bits seen today included: Redpoll, Siskin, Kingfisher, Grey Wag, Sparrowhawk and, for the less serious minded, this Muscovey Duck - clearly having recently arrived from the feral population near Ely...

Perhaps of more interest was the presence of several Common Darter dragonflies still on the wing - I looked for vagrant Amur Falcons to feed on them, but without success.

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