Wildlife sightings from the Bockhill area.
We are a small group of East Kent birders who have been enjoying wildlife in the St. Margaret's Bay and Kingsdown area of the White Cliffs since October 1994. Here you will find a record of the fauna and flora of this region of Kent.
Thursday, 7 September 2017
7th September 2017
Few grounded migrants today with a Whinchat, Common Redstart, Garden Warbler, five Blackcaps, three Common Whitethroats, four Lesser Whitethroats and four Willow Warblers. We did however have a reasonable fall of 38 Chiffchaffs, our best autumn total this year. Feeding over the fields were 4350 Swallows, 2200 House Martins, 10 Sand Martins and two Swifts.
This puddle at the end of The Droveway was providing a drink for hundreds of swallows and a Sand Martin. If only we had a more permanent water source.