This is an attempt to share some of the sightings of birds and various other wildlife that can be seen around the National Trust property here at Sissinghurst in Kent, plus some accounts of trips further afield.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Stephen again was working hard and found a Jack Snipe yesterday (Wednesday), so this morning I decided to have a look. With half an before work I managed to find a COMMON SNIPE in the first piece of suitable habitat. With Jack Snipe liking not to move if they can help it, I wasn't expecting success but a small clearing in the long grass produced two golden lines that stood out brightly, crouched looking at me was a smart JACK SNIPE (63), I even managed a couple of pics before backing away and leaving the bird in peace. A quick look around for the few minutes I had left provided a few of the usual birds including 100 or so FIELDFARE, NUTHATCH, GREY HERON and around a 100 COMMON GULLS in the stubble field with the sheep.