Saturday, 1 October 2011

TIT FEST!


Arriving at a fog bound Grove just before 6.00 this morning Marc, Martyn and Mark had already parked up and I made sure that mine was sensibly within the white line (hope you are reading this Steve).  For the next two hours the fog hung around and birding was fairly pointless and definitely uneventful.  A few Marsh Harriers drifted close to the ramp and at the bottom happily feeding were a group of Reed Buntings joined by a single Sedge Warbler.  Our highlights included guessing the first bird to come on the pager and what would be Dylans dramatic announcement tomorrow.  Marc departed to take photographs of Sparrows and Rooks at Reculver.  However, yesterdays juvenile Pectoral Ruffpiper failed to appear through the gloom and despite a sorty to the water meadows it had obviously disappeared into the ether.  The undoubted highlight was c100 Bearded Tits feeding in and around Harrisons which even allowed me the opportunity to take a few photographs.  I left around 10.40 a.m. having not seen many birds but certainly had lots of laughs.

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