Tuesday 14 June 2011


ARC - 1000hrs - warm, dry sunny, sw2 - A pit stop at the southern end produced a pair of Shoveler and 6 Shelducks amongst the scores of diving duck.
Park Wood, Appledore - 1030hrs - The wood was alive with song from Nightingales, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Good views of Spotted Flycatcher with young, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens - 1145hrs Whilst Bill and Anne went round the gardens I did the surrounding woodland, lakes and farmland. Several Buzzards noted over the fields, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Yammer. On the lakes Emperor Dragonfly and 4 Beautiful Demoiselles by a shady brook.
Walland Marsh - 1600hrs Back on the Marsh we stopped off at a couple of spots for Tree Sparrows, Yellow Wags and Corn Bunting. Had a close Little Owl at Hawthorn Corner and several Med Gulls over.
ARC - 1700hrs A final look from the causeway revealed brief views of a `redhead` sawbill, which I took to be a Goosander, before it disappeared behind the willows; strange record...
                                         Sissinghurst Gardens

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