Saturday, 15 February 2014


Another day of conditions too uncomfortable for trudging around Canons Farm led to me spending much of the day at Beddington Farmlands, although I was not out of the wind and rain even there seeing as the hide was flooded! Anyway, the stake-out paid off with an adult Kittiwake which flew north and other highlights including Little Egret, Shelduck, Peregrine, two Egyptian Geese and a Greylag (uncommon there). When the weather calmed a bit in the afternoon I did have brief walk around Canons but there was little to show for it. Of note, Liam, Paul and I headed down to see the putative Chinese Pond Heron in Kent yesterday - it was very flighty and I'll go back for more prolonged views if it reappears.

Storm-blown Kittiwake