Monday 20 April 2009

Of Ospreys and Ouzels...

A few photos from another good weekend's birding, the highlight of which was an Osprey drifting about over Rainham early afternoon on Saturday. Only one of the following images is worth clicking to view larger (clue: it's not a bird!)

Later on I went up to Maldon to see the Lesser Yellowlegs - a very smart bird, showing well with 500+ gorgeous islandica Black-tailed Godwits.

Sunday started well, actually coming away from a game of poker with uni mates in profit, and then, a few hours later, with JL's Ring Ouzel on Wanstead Flats. Excellent. Rainham produced 3 Arctic Terns feeding on the river, a typically elusive drake Garganey and at least 8 Wheatear, but was generally a bit quiet. A tour of east Kent was even more quiet, but featured cracking scenery along the coast between Dover and Folkestone.

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