Sunday, 10 February 2019

February 10th
This morning our walk from Reculver to Coldharbour was dry but light rain set in as we walked back. Birds we saw included 30 House Sparrows by the King Ethelbert pub, 203 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 24 Mute Swans, 9 Redshank, 32 Oystercatchers, 12 Meadow Pipits, 29 Mallard, 24 Corn Buntings, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Ringed Plovers, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Turnstone, 8 Shelduck, 34 Carrion Crows, 1 Little Egret and 2 Snow Buntings.

Snow Bunting


  1. Hi Chris
    Can you tell me where Coldharbour is
    I’ve looked on a map of reculver and can’t find it
    I was told to follow your blog by a acquaintance called terry
    My daughter lives in Whitstable so I get there now and again
    I usually go to oare marsh
    Regards Glenn
    Glenn Albon

  2. Hi Glenn,

    In case Chris misses your request I'll answer it for you. Coldharbour is the local name for the brackish lagoon enclosed between the shingle bank and the concrete sea wall about 1 mile east of Reculver Towers. It is at the point where the River Wantsum reaches the coast (but doesn't empty into the sea as it is diverted west by the sea wall to exit at the sluice by Reculver Towers). Hope that helps.

    Kind regards,


  3. Thanks Nick. I couldn't have explained it better myself.