The Dark Room

Sunday 26 May 2013

That's not in the script!

 The idea was to go the Dungeness for a bit of photography then on to Rye if the Terek Sandpiper was there and twitch it, but myself and Martin broke down in Maidstone, so the nice man in a yellow van brought us home after four hours from leaving the house. So, to try and salvage something from the day we went to Rainham Marshes RSPB. 2 Corn Bunting, 6 Hobby, 4 Ringed Plover, Common Terns and 20 Little Egret was the best we could do. Oh, and the Kingfisher from the hide through the glass was nice!

Monday 6 May 2013

Lakenheath and Weeting

We Couldn't of ask for better weather like we had in Lakenheath today with glorious sunshine the whole time we were there. The Red Footed Falcon showed well to all the crowd and 10 Hobbies did too over Joist Fen. With 2 Common Crane giving us great views and Cuckoo and 5 Booming Bittern and Greenshank it was hard to know where to show young George which bird he should look at as his only still new to birding and only 11 years old, but myself and Martin had fun showing my nephew the delights of birding. 15 ticks he got today, 15! those were the days. Then on to Weeting Heath for Stone Curlew in  the heat haze and a displaying Tree Pipit.



Marsh Harriers