Sunday, 28 October 2012

A trip to Kent

As a treat my Dad took me to Kent. He likes going there and I wanted to do a walk from Birchington to Reculver. The trip turned out to be a nice visit. We set off at around 9:10 and went to Sainsbury's to tank for petrol after that we headed straight off to Kent. It too us a good hour and a three quarters to get there including the delays at the Dartford Crossing. When we arrived we had a small breakfast before setting off. As we walked along next to the beach we spotted some Turnstones which we then realised were numerous unlike the 3 Sanderling which we saw with them. We then saw some Brent Geese which made a fly past and again we found a very large flock of them later up to c.80. With the Turnstones we saw the occasional Redshank and in the fields next to the sea we saw some Stonechats. As we carried on we saw more of the same species which we had already seen until we met TWO SHORELARKS (lifer) I stayed with them for a while photographing them and after about half an hour I moved on to find three Snow Buntings showing amazingly. After photographing the Snow Buntings I went to Reculver on the way I say some more Meadow Pipits and A pair of Common Scoter. On the way back to Birchington we saw the Shorelarks again but the Snow Buntings had gone.

Shore Lark

Snow Bunting

Common Scoter


  1. Once again some amazing shots E, well done!!! Did you find the Shorlark and Snow Buntings?

  2. Well I heard that there was 1 Shore Lark but then I saw two and there were supposed to be 2 snow buntings but I saw 3 so I guess I found my own ones too.