On 13 September 07 I wrote about a very tame young robin in Northiam that would hop right up to you in the garden and had absolutely no fear of people. It would eat mealworms from the hand. This almost caused a rather messy accident. Our house was being painted in September and one day the guy doing the work noticed the bird sitting 1m away from him on top of his ladder. It also landed on the line while my wife was hanging out the washing - this required some sweet-talking as she is a serious bird phobic! Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for November 19th, 2007
Exhibition and sale of original paintings and prints by Stephen Message.
RSPB Dungeness Visitor Centre.
Sunday 4th November to Saturday 1 December 10am to 4pm.
Thursday 15: Two male and one female red-crested pochard were on New Diggings.
Friday 16: Two bitterns were seen from the viewpoint at Hooker’s pits, both in flight.Â Ten marsh harriers were present and a purple sandpiper was found on the beach at the end of the Dengemarsh road. Eighteen Bewick’s swans flew in to roost on the ARC pit late in the afternoon.
Saturday 17: A shag flying over Burrowes pit was an unusual sighting. The purple sandpiper was still on the beach.
Sunday 18: Gulls provided the highlights of the day with both Caspian and yellow-legged gulls present.
Monday 19: Four Bewick’s swans and a black-necked grebe were seen on theÂ ARC pit.