Saturday, 30 October 2010
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.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Hope was high for some excellent vis mig at Reculver this morning and those present were not disappointed.Arriving at Chambers Wall just before 7.00,Marc was already there and was soon joined by Derek Smith and Andrew Lapworth.A Barn Owl glided across the adjacent field at 7.20 as we made our way to the railway embankment. It was clear that many Finches and Larks were on the move and over the next three hours numbers recorded included,458 Chaffinch,57 Siskin,162 Skylark,56 Redpoll,18 Brambling and the highlight at 10.30 a flock of 31 WAXWINGS flying west.Other birds which made the notebook were,3 Kestrel,1 MERLIN,5 Goldcrest,8 Fieldfare,c10 Redwing,4 BEARDED TIT,1 Swallow,1 House Martin and 1 Peregrine.An excellent 4 hours birding in top company.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
I arrived at with Marc Heath at Chambers Wall just after 1:15pm and over the next two and a half hours we enjoyed a varied selection of birds. These included; 17 Long-tailed Tits, 16 Meadow Pipits, 15 Skylarks, 164 Golden Plovers in two large flocks and 4 Swallows. On the beach over 100 Sanderling roosting with 55 Grey Plover. There were also 2 Wheatears, 7 Little Egret, 4 Grey Partridge, 3 Stonechats, 2 Goldcrest, 45 Chaffinch, a female Blackcap and 1 Rock Pipit.
|Grey Plover - Marc Heath|
|Sanderling - Marc Heath|