Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Day in Kent

Finally managed to get a day in the field. Went to Shellness and Swale Nature Reserve. Ebird list HERE. Highlights included the White-fronted and Brent Goose spectacle, Barn Owl and nearly 70 Red-throated Divers on the sea- several in summer plumage. 

 Barn Owl (above and below) 

 White-fronted and Brent Geese (above and below) 

 White Fronted Goose 
A few of the Red-throated Divers. The Thames Estuary is the main UK wintering area for Red-throated Divers. Aerial surveys have estimated up to 22,000 birds (peak population abundance) 

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