30 Jun 2012


Trip to Sheppey Thursday 28th very hot and humid, distinct lack of birdlife and significant by their absence, would have expected to see by now Swallows in abundance, but this was not the case save a couple of pair trying hard to make home in the ladies and gents toilets.

Fringing a large field close to the farm a swayth of plough around the perimeter has been sown with seed bearing plants for cover and future food for birds, well done rspb but the young growth is a significant attraction to the Brown Hares of which I counted five.

Nothing in the way of heart stopping observations were made, perhaps the best was a close encounter with a Peregrine Falcon whilst enroute to the main road, too quick for the camera, alas. Four sightings of Marsh Harrier quartering the dykes, seven sightings of Yellow Wagtails and on the Wellmarsh scrape a family of Shelduck, Tufted Duck with five young,  BH gulls in profusion which just about concludes my visit. See pics below.

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