Wednesday 31 December 2014

Last rites

Lade - 1000hrs - cold, sunny start, then cloudy, sw 3 - We struck out across the desert in the vain hope of finding the Little Bustard that was reported from East Guldeford yesterday flying toward Camber. If it is still on the Marsh (or the ranges, a likely spot) tomorrow will probably be the likely day for it to be found, what with all the NYD birders in the field. However, a smart Short-eared Owl hunting the airport fields behind the `mirrors` was some compensation, while the usual wildfowl were on a partially frozen lake. The Boxing Day gale did a fair bit of damage down here, including the power line pole below.

                               Power line down, Lade desert

                               Lade south

RSPB - A final scout round the bird reserve delivered the usual sawbills, egrets and wildfowl.


  1. Paul ,
    For someone who doesn't make a year list , that was a very comprehensive Review of the year . Great recall .
    All the best for the New Year .

  2. Thanks Greenie, it all starts again tomorrow... good birding for 2015