Saturday 19th January
A Red Head Smew on the Motorway Lake (off of Lunsford Lane) today. I only had my bins and teh bird was fairly distant and diving frequently. Not sure if its a female or 1st Winter male. Also 2 Goldcrest here.
I have set up this blog to record my bird and general wildlife sightings in the 5 mile radius of my home. This includes my local patch - New Hythe/Leybourne Lakes. This is an inland area of West Kent, a few miles from Maidstone. I rarely stray more than a few miles from this area these days. I live in a village called Birling which is at the foot of the North Downs and about 1.5 miles from New Hythe.