Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Blue sky scanning


Arrived at Dungeness at a leisurely 09.40hrs to be told that the Whiskered Tern had done a runner (or should that be flier?) Luckily I was in laissez-faire mode. The male Serin that had taken up a territory in nearby Littlestone was far more obliging, although it took quite a while to perform well, singing from a secluded perch in a large cypress? tree. Our small gathering of birders attracted friendly attention from the locals, several of whom went home with decent enough views with which to regale to the family.

By late afternoon I had settled into the Meehan Road Bird Observatory, invitation only and accredited to the Bird Observatories Council because of its fine collection of single malt whiskies. I have the moth trap set up and the sky is being scanned with Mediterranean Gull the best so far. What with a gang of Red Kites floating around Kent and both Black Kite and Bee-eater not a million miles away, the sky is worth keeping an eye on.

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