With showers due mid afternoon, I ventured off to Dungeness in hope I would, for the first time, be lucky to catch the two
Long Eared Owls
which have frequented the Dipping Pool at RSPB Dungeness on or off for the last few weeks.
About this time last year I was lucky enough to get the one, since last November I must have been there 15 times and not even seen the one.
Today I was in luck !
Not only were they there, it was a nice sunny morning and as a bonus, the sun behind you for a reasonable view.
Needless to say there were the inevitable twigs in the way, but after some 60 or 70 shots from all angles and heights I did get a fairly good shot of them.
After that I went to the Beach, nothing much happening there except large waves caused by the blustery wind and the tide coming in.
I glimpsed a Peregrine Falcon flying toward the Power Station, but it eluded me….this time !!
Another notable spot was that of a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, who decided to flit away just as I was supposed to click.
But happy with my lot I left for home via a brief visit to the ARC., but nothing there either, just a few Reed Buntings, Tree Sparrows over the road, Chaffinches and Dunnocks.
Young Lambs – Spring is here
I decided upon the quiet route back along the Lanes of the Marshes coming out just north of Brenzett.
A Common Buzzard caught my eye but by the time I got out the car, it was gone.
However, it was nice going past the fields where some lambing had taken place. After all, it’s the Sheep the Romney Marshes are famous for!
It’s strange that no matter what, whenever you go anywhere, you never come home empty handed, even if it’s just a Robin in a nice pose.
That’s what I like about Nature, you just never know what’s coming