1 Jul 2010

  • A very nice four hours birding on The Isle of Sheppey, weather, most conducive to the task at hand.
  • First I went to Leysdown, tide was low, forgot to check tide tables, so no birds, next on to Harty nice Raptor activity, lots of butterfly species around, nothing on the Fleet save a couple of Swans.
  • Then on to Elmley, lots of Swallow activity at the first farm, and at the rspb offices and park there were so many Meadow Brown Butterflies on the hedges they were almost at plague proportions, have only witnessed this once before and that was the same place three years ago.
  • I drove to the Wellmarsh Hide about forty Avocets in attendance, fifeteen Black tailed Godwits, the males were in full mating colour, (Rufous Red) and half a dozen Oyster Catchers, however, spot of the day was the Spoonbill in flight but at distance, apparently three days ago there were three.

And that concludes my day.

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