Friday, 30 August 2013

I decided that this morning I would only briefly visit the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant alley, then move on to Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, there I would hope to photograph the Kingfishers  :-)

In the 90 minutes I spent visiting my patch early on, I did encounter some of those more exciting passage migrant Species that are at the top of the agenda at this time of year. A WHEATEAR was sat up on one of the Greenhouse rooves, as was a YELLOW WAGTAIL, of which another 5 flew over the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley.

At least three CHIFFCHAFFS were in the scrubby areas of the Greenhouse Grounds, along with at least 2 WHITETHROATS and 2 BLACKCAPS. A SPARROWHAWK made its almost daily rounds, putting up the SWALLOWS and HOUSE MARTINS, of which their were barely 50 this morning, 2 KESTRELS sat perched on the raspberry support poles, not moving all the time I was there.

Not a bad short visit, tomorrow, being the last day of August i'll do a full patch walk, I may just get another new species for the month  :-)
Chiffchaff
ROBIN
Yellow wagtail (immature) on the greenhouse roof
By 10:30hrs I was sitting in the Willow Hide at Sevenoaks Wildlife reserve, waiting for a kingfisher to place itself on the provided perches. In all I was there for almost 3 hours, but I did finally get my Kingfisher photo's, as well as some of the Little Egret and Grey Heron that were there. A bit of a bonus for the visit was meeting Greenie, from greenie in the wild fame, he joined me in the hide and we clicked away together, getting some nice photo's, good to meet up with you again Greenie :-)
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Little Egret
Grey Heron



6 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Top dollar pix there Warren...good luck tomorrow morning

Cheers

DaveyMan

Warren Baker said...

Ta Davyman :-)

Greenie said...

Warren ,
Good meeting up with you again too . Pics came out well .
I wonder how the Little Egret manages to do that ?

Dean Stables said...

Cracking set of Kingfisher shots, Warren.

Marianne said...

Yes! So pleased for you - wonderful photos :)

Warren Baker said...

Yep, I got my Kingfisher images at last Marianne ;-)