Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

** Halling Birds.November 1st - 3rd.**

Monday 1st November:
I thought it was time I had a look around to see what birdlife was around in Halling for November.
I started the month off from home.  Bird species seen:
Magpie, C/Crow, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Herring Gull, B/H/Gull,  Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Starling, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, H/Sparrow.
Tuesday 2nd November:
I had a Dr's appointment at noon, and as the surgery is right by the river it seemed silly not to have a look to see what was about. This is the first time I have scanned the river for a while, so it was nice to check it out again.We was only there for a about 10-15 minutes but I did see 1 good bird. The tide was about two thirds out. Species seen:
Little Egret, Grey Heron, B/H/Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, G/B/B/Gull, Cormorant(3), Lapwing(2), Redshank(2), Kingfisher ( it flew from Wouldham across the river and over onto Halling Common), Moorhen(2), Starling, W/Pigeon, C/Dove, Magpie, Goldfinch,Green Woodpecker, Mallard(12), Dabchick(2).
Wednesday 3rd November:
Another lovely day, weatherwise, so I though I would have a look around to see if I could  add any more bird species to the months total. Below is my days sightings:
Common Buzzard(3 soaring over the tree line over the North Downs, I watched them from the garages around the corner) C/Crow, Magpie, W/Pigeon, C/Dove, Starling, H/Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Dunnock, Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel(m), B/H/Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Cormorant(5), Common Sandpiper, Moorhen(3), Mallard(3), Redshank(1), Dabchick(2), Moorhen(3),also seen was our local 1 Common Seal. Then I saw 2 Jays, a bird I don't see that often.
The past 3 days has bought my November Halling total to 34.


  1. Some great species seen today ken. I'm envious of the Sandpiper and Little Grebe. I wonder how many species you'll see this month ?

  2. Nice list Ken.
    Struggling to find Common Sand at New Hythe at the moment.
    Keep your eyes open for a Halling Waxwing though. It's happened before!

  3. A very good list there Ken. I haven't seen a Jay for a long time :(

  4. Ken ,
    Good start to the month .
    I remember those Halling Waxwings that Phil mentioned , down by the Chapel .
    See you managed a visit to Knowle , with some good shots too .