Thursday, 1 June 2017

Honey Buzzard

Dungeness - 0630hrs - warm, dry, sunny, e 2 - Checked the Patch first thing where the long staying Iceland Gull was on the beach alongside two Mediterranean Gulls. Four more Meds flew by along with several Sandwich Terns and a trickle of Gannets further out. A stroll down towards Pen Bars, and the piece of land between the switching station and B station, revealed a family party of Fox cubs, a Stoat and several Wheatears, one of which was feeding young.
  Elsewhere, around the power station complexes Raven, Peregrine and Black Redstart noted, plus plenty of Painted Ladies.

 On the bird reserve, three Grey Plovers and a pair of Avocets on Burrowes, plus up to 10 Hobbies a  Peregrine and several Marsh Harriers and Buzzards over Dengemarsh. Whilst looking for an elusive Rosy Starling we had good views of our first Turtle Dove of the year near Manor Farm, while at Boulderwall a Barn Owl was hunting over the fields in bright sunshine.

                                Turtle Dove - first of the year

                                Avocet pair, Burrowes

Lydd - Working on the allotment around midday, several Common Buzzards passed overhead followed by a cracking Honey Buzzard being given the treatment by a Herring Gull.
  An evening visit on Walland revealed two more Turtle Doves, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti`s Warbler, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Marsh Harrier, Yellowhammer and Yellow Wagtail.                           

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