An overcast gloomy start to the day with light Northerlies and the first bird I put my bins on was this late House Martin. Presumably having roosted on the cliff above the Port it fed for 20 mins before the light was good enough for decent pics but its black upper tail coverts, size of rump to tail length ratio and underwing seem to be ruling out either of the eastern taxa.

My walk East was mostly quiet but 3 Brambling flew west and when I reached lighthouse down I heard a Snow Bunting calling whilst it headed towards st Margarets mid morning. At least 4 Firecrests were between the valley and the top wood along with a few Chiffies.

I picked up the below Hen Harrier high over the farm, it continued west without loosing much height and doesn’t look like either of the two recent birds to me.

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

One thought on “14/11/21”

  1. The Bockhill crew had two Hen Harriers come in off the sea while sea watching in the bay yesterday. Presumably one of these was your bird. I wasn’t there so didn’t see them

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