Saturday, 30 October 2010
HOODIE SIGHTED AT RECULVER
Another enjoyable morning spent at Reculver with 60 species noted between 7.00 am and 11.00 am. Marc was owl hunting at silly o'clock and was quite rightly persued around the lanes by a stalker. After a cup of coffee and a humorous retelling of his early morning experiences we went in search of the Hooded Crow which had been seen during the previous two days. About a mile along the sea wall the Hooded Crow was sighted on the beach feeding with about 20 Carrion Crows. Two visiting birders alerted us to what they believed was a Tawny Owl but on close inspection it was a Short-eared Owl. Marc alerted Chris Hindle to the bird and whilst he and Anne were there a Lapland Bunting flew over calling. Other highlights today included 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Siskin, 8 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, a Common Gull, 24 Linnet, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Plover, Goldcrest, Rock Pipit and 1 Grey Wagtail.