Saturday, 31 March 2012

enjoying florida

Having a great time with the family here,    birding comes second although i am seeing stuff everywhere.   The villa community where we are staying is teriffic.   surrounded by ponds and swamps,  although the trouble with America is you cannot just go or stop wherever you like.     Some of the birds iv'e seen and photographed;   Swallowtailed Kite,   Osprey,  vultures,  Loads of hawks,   Little Blue Heron, Little green heron, Tricoloured,  ect;  not a great deal of passerines,  most have gone through early. 
Planning this week to go to Merrit Island reserve,   and on an airboat trip on a lake as well.  Well done with the Eagle shaun.     Where,s me drink; ?  Ahh!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Monday 12th march 2012 Dungeness

Russ and I took a hopeful trip to Dungeness on a beautiful sunny day thinking there was a chance of some early migrants,  Wheatears to be truthful,  not a one,  but in that vast area I'm sure there was one somewhere.   Besides the the birds that are being seen in that place,  the only real migrants were a couple of singing Chiffchaffs.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Thursday 1st March 2012

What a beautiful day it was today.  Busy all morning leading a walk round the country park for a few hours,   then lunch,  then couldn't resist going back this afternoon.   On the way back to the carpark after a couple of hours wandering about,( not aimlessly I might add) I spotted this pair of colourful ducks on the scrape.  A pleasant surprise at the end,   although unfortunatly they didn't stay long.