Gallery > North Kent Marshes

The North Kent Marshes holds a very special place in my heart. It was the first place, back in 1980, that I did my first 'serious' birdwatching and today, living just 15 minutes away, I spend as much time as possible photographing the wildlife and landscape of this wonderful area. Regardless of season, there is always something happening. With spring, come the migrants, displaying lapwings and boxing hares. Summer the swallows, godwits and avocets. Autumn mists and passage migrants. And in winter, hard frosts, ducks, waders and swans. On a final note, I hope that by viewing these images you will feel as I do, that such areas need protection both for the sake of its wildlife and for future generations to enjoy.

 

Lapwing displaying at sunrise

Lapwing displaying at sunrise

Cattle grazing

Cattle grazing

Avocet

Avocet

Marsh pool at sunrise

Marsh pool at sunrise

Greylag geese in territorial dispute

Greylag geese in territorial dispute

Spring sunrise

Spring sunrise

Old shepherds cottage on the marsh

Old shepherds cottage on the marsh

Meadow Barley

Meadow Barley

Common Darter dragonfly at sunrise

Common Darter dragonfly at sunrise

Buttercups at sunrise

Buttercups at sunrise

Sunflower as cover crop for grey partridge

Sunflower as cover crop for grey partridge

Sedge warbler singing

Sedge warbler singing

Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly

Common darter dragonfly

Common darter dragonfly

Black-tailed godwit

Black-tailed godwit

Black-headed gull

Black-headed gull

Avocet

Avocet

Common Redshanks in courtship display

Common Redshanks in courtship display

Meadow pipit

Meadow pipit

Hare feeding on dewy grass

Hare feeding on dewy grass

Hares chasing

Hares chasing

Immature lapwing

Immature lapwing

Cock pheasants fighting

Cock pheasants fighting

Marsh harrier

Marsh harrier

Lapwing attacking marsh harrier

Lapwing attacking marsh harrier

Male red-legged partridge calling

Male red-legged partridge calling

Rabbit at sunset

Rabbit at sunset

Rose cottage at sunset

Rose cottage at sunset

New moon rising

New moon rising

Rime frost sunrise

Rime frost sunrise

Oare marshes at dawn

Oare marshes at dawn

Lapwing flock at sunrise

Lapwing flock at sunrise

Winter sunrise

Winter sunrise

Wigeon

Wigeon

Faversham creek at dawn

Faversham creek at dawn

Oare creek and marina at sunrise

Oare creek and marina at sunrise

Lone tree in marsh pool

Lone tree in marsh pool

Winter reedbed

Winter reedbed

Hoar frost on saltmarsh

Hoar frost on saltmarsh

Frost covered reedmace

Frost covered reedmace

Mute swans

Mute swans

Shellness at sunrise

Shellness at sunrise

Dunlin and knot roosting

Dunlin and knot roosting

Wigeon

Wigeon

leaving the roost

leaving the roost

Little egret

Little egret

Red-legged partridges

Red-legged partridges

Curlew stretching

Curlew stretching

Little owl

Little owl

Fox pouncing on prey

Fox pouncing on prey

Eyes fixed

Eyes fixed

Barn owl on hawthorn

Barn owl on hawthorn

Barn owl

Barn owl

Short-eared owl

Short-eared owl

Starling roost

Starling roost

Lapwing flock at sunset

Lapwing flock at sunset

Curlew flying to roost

Curlew flying to roost

hawthorn at dusk

hawthorn at dusk

Reeds swaying at twilight

Reeds swaying at twilight

Wetland dusk

Wetland dusk

Moon on a winter's night

Moon on a winter's night

Star-trails and barn

Star-trails and barn

Meteor and star-trails

Meteor and star-trails