Graham and Carolyn were members of our nature walk groups for several years. We were always able to spot more species of birds when they were with us. Here is a note that I received from them:
Hello Miles –
We do enjoy all your posts on your outings, and are constantly reminded of our great times when we could join you in Toronto. Very nice to think of all the parks and changing of the seasons. I do keep up the tradition here, but not so regularly!
My birding friend Chris and I went to Rye Harbour and Dungeness yesterday. It was mostly about geese, ducks and waders. Without wishing to “crow” about it, I thought you might be interested to see our list of birds – maybe reminding you of past birding days in the UK.
Greater black-backed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Black headed gull
Great crested grebe
Cetti’s warbler (voice only)
65 species that I can remember!
Not a bad haul, but highlights/rarities were the six snow geese we saw mixed in with many barnacle geese, and a single dotterel among hundreds of golden plovers.
With best regards from Carolyn and myself –