Natural Encounters


Photographs l have taken capturing wildlife whilst in Gazen Salts Nature Reserve in Sandwich and whilst walking around the historical town and along the Ramparts Walk.

Sandwich, Kent
I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
The woodlands are home to many species of flora also such as primroses, celandine, dog rose, oak, ash, wild cherry, elm, field maple, wild privet, marsh marigold, marshmallow, meadowsweet, black bush, yellow iris and many other exciting plants of interest.

The lake and the waterways in the Reserve are sustained by a sluice gate connected to the River Stour. The waters further feed and play host to a diverse range of wildlife, including species such as sticklebacks, pond skaters, diving beetles, frogs and toads, newts, kingfishers, moorhens, bats, rats, shrews, weasels, stoats, foxes, hedgehogs, moles, water voles, grass snakes, mallard, tufted, pochard and shoveler ducks, warblers, woodpeckers, blackcaps, sparrowhawks, grey squirrels, parakeets and others including many butterfly species too.

For more photograph galleries see Directory below …
Natural Encounters – Season 1 – 2022 Gallery 15


Photographs taken between 26rh February to 06th March in and around Sandwich Town and Gazen Salts Nature Reserve of European Robins, Easterm Grey Squirrels, Hybrid Mallard Ducks, Mallard Ducks and Moorhens.

Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Search

European Robin
Eastern Grey Squirrels – foraging, watching and playing.
Mallard Hen surveying icy pond.
Ever watchful Mallard Hen from a lofty position.
Crusing Mallard Ducks through duckweed on the Delf Stream.
Foraging Moorhen on Stream Bank.
Mallard Drake stretching wings
Watchful Hybrid Mallard Runner Duck
Assorted images of Ducks foraging, swimming and cruising.

Natural Encounters Gallery

Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

11 thoughts on “Natural Encounters

    1. Hey Angie, many thanks – l am getting more used to working with the cameras now and switching between the lenses. So l can capture a host of different images throughout the course of a week or so 🙂

      The music completes these galleries l think too.

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