Monday 25 February 2019

Reculver and Leysdown

Snow Bunting

Last Saturday the 23rd February a trip to Reculver produced superb views of the 2 wintering Snow Buntings near Cold harbour lagoon.

Metal ring on left leg.

The male bird has a metal ring on it's left leg and the best i could make out was : V6, i have many more photos and will go through them when time allows to see if i can make out more of the number.

Snow Bunting.

I also heard and saw a Chiffchaff near the caravan park on my way back.


Finishing the day on the Isle of Sheppey and a walk along Leysdown produced good numbers of waders , a mixed flock of Knot, Grey Plover & Sanderling was great to see plus plenty of waders taking refuge on the posts.

Grey Plover & Turnstone.

There were plenty of Dunlin & Oystercatchers at Shellness with good numbers of  Brent Geese in the adjacent fields.


Brent Geese.