Trip reports

Shellness Beach / Capel Fleet (Leader Richard Hanman)

Shellness Beach / Capel Fleet (Leader Richard Hanman)
Kestrel [Richard Hanman]

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Ten hardy souls donned big winter coats and joined me on the RSPB Medway Local Group field trip to Leysdown Bay, Shellness Beach, Capel Fleet and the Raptor Viewing Point on Isle of Sheppey today.

Not the best of weather for taking photos but we did manage 40 bird species including Gannet, Turnstone, Sanderling, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Curlew, Whimbrel, Brent Goose, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon. Star birds of the day though were a Snow Bunting and a Rhea (escaped farm bird we suspect a long way from it's native South America!).

Richard Hanman