Monday 28 November 2022

27 November 2022 - Candlesnuff fungi at Blue Bell Hill, Kent

What a believe to be Candlesnuff fungi growing on some dead wood at Blue Bell Hill. perhaps not rare, perhaps not beautiful - but all part of life's rich learning curve for me! 

Saturday 26 November 2022

26 November 2022 - Great Grey Shrike and Dartford Warblers at Hothfield Common

At my fifth or sixth attempt, I finally connected with the rather lovely Great Grey Shrike at Hothfield Common KWT. The bird was initially west of the central path - affording good views to the assembled few. 

Almost as exciting...was a male Dartford Warbler in the gorse. One of up to six birds enjoying the sunshine. 

I confess both species were 'photographic ticks' for me - I'm enjoying taking snaps of new species I haven't previously captured through the camera lens... 


Saturday 19 November 2022

Pied Wagtails at East - 19 Nov 2022

 Some unmarketable fruit is drawing in the flies and the Pied Wagtails (20+). Nice to look through and age/sex the birds...though challenging at times!

Sunday 13 November 2022

13 Nov 2022 - Tiger Beetle at Hothfield Common KWT

Tiger Beetle at Hothfield Common this afternoon - found by Max. Latest record this year...

Friday 4 November 2022

4 Nov 2022 - Sabine's Gull at Port Lympne

The first winter Sabine's Gull at Port Lympne is a stunning wee beastie! As can be seen in Barry Wright's 'people picture' below - the bird walks to within metres of the gathering onlookers!