Tuesday, 23 November 2010

100 Not out!

BLACK HEADED GULL BROOKLANDS LAKE




At 3 o'clock this afternoon I saw Alan Woodcock's latest post mentioning Slavonian Grebe and two Redhead Goosanders on Brooklands lake this morning. I'd already heard of a possible Slavonian Grebe there a couple of days ago but thought it had moved on or was a false alarm.

After being stuck in all morning while an engineer failed to fix our central heating I decided to dash down and see if I could find both species before it got dark. I couldn't find any Goosanders but I did have good views of the Grebe, but I couldn't get a picture as the light was fading fast.

This is my 100th species at New Hythe this year and what a great bird to do it with, i've only ever seen a couple down at Dungeness and this is my first at New Hythe. Ideally i'd like to get back down there tomorrow to try for a picture and to check the other lakes in case the Goosanders are still local, but the engineer is coming back tomorrow morning , typical!
In the meantime there's a photo of the Slavonian Grebe on Alan's blog. Just click on his name above to visit.

5 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Blinding bird to bring up the ton Phil, excellent! Look forward to some pics.

ShySongbird said...

Well done on the 100th Phil! A great bird to do it with too. There was one at Draycote a few weeks ago but I wasn't able to get there :(

Greenie said...

Phil ,
Well done on the ton , never doubted it .
Hope you get the Goosanders too .

Dean said...

Nice one, Phil. That`s a species that i`ve been hoping graces my patch.

Chris said...

Wow 100 species! Here I'm struggling to go above 70! Lucky you ;-)