Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Black-necked Grebe, Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

A Black-necked Grebe has been present at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve since the 14th January. With the bird's presence continuing to be reported, I made my first ever visit to this reserve this morning. The Grebe had been favouring the East Lake and that is where I headed for upon arrival.

Sevenoaks Reserve Centre

Several hides line the Southern edge of the lake and after failing to locate the Grebe from the first three hides it was eventually found at the Eastern end of the lake from the Tower Hide.


Tower Hide




A stroll around the remainder of the reserve produced sightings of Blue, Great, Long-tailed and Coal Tits and several Goldcrests and Siskins. A walk along the banks of the River Darent produced sightings of two Sparrowhawks perched in the same tree on the opposite bank.








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