05/06/21 Off-patch Bee-eater

A quick look around the headland in light Northerlies and mizzle held a few hundred Swift East, 2 Red Kites drifting around and a late Whinchat at south foreland lighthouse.

The remainder of the day was spent with friends on the beach at Dungeness, en route to which Amy and I found a Beeeater perched on wires on the road to Lydd just before the golf course. We were running late so I didnt have much time, the bird flew around abit on both sides of the road, catching insects and seemed happy on the wires. It stuck around for Martin C to connect with it 10 mins later. I didn’t look for the Rosy Starling that was present at Dunge all day as I’d used up all my birding allowance on the Bee eater 😉

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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