I spent some time sea watching this morning, and unfortunately that was it most of the time sea. There were a few Fulmars around, often sitting in a small raft off shore, but very little else.
My attention was taken by this smart little barge that was coming by. It had a nice ornithological name Osprey Fighter and a flag I didn't recognise.
I was quite a way off shore so this is as good as it get for the flag.
The tug passed by and for some reason all the gulls roosting on the rocks, and the only birds to look through in the hope of something unusual, took off and followed it as it disappeared towards Deal. Of course all this begs the question, why this flag?
We often talk about winter thrushes and normally mean Filedfares and Redwings. Round here most of them have arrived and moved on, but we still have a big influx of the commonest of the thrushes, The Blackbird. Today as I walked round the farm there were loads feeding on the edges of the fields, ready to dive for cover as soon as danger appears. Unfortunately there was little else, so I wasa forced home in the rain to watch the football. Disappointed with the first derby result but over the proverbial moon with the second.