Monday, 7 May 2012


A very enjoyable wander around Chamber's Wall over  a two hour period this morning gave me the opportunity to add another five year ticks although nothing too exciting.Starting from the fisherman's car park two Yellow Wagtails were sitting nicely at the top of two bushes and Whitethroat,Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler all made their presence felt. For once, a Whitethroat stayed still long enough for a few pleasing photographs to be taken. Sedge Warblers were chattering away on the whole of the walk and I estimated there are maybe 20-25 different  birds on site. On reaching the seawall two House Martins whizzed past in company with six Swallows giving a welcome year tick. Cold Harbour was birdless but a single Common Tern was flying up and down the channel by the outflow. Walking back inland a Reed Warbler was soon added and the final tick came in the form of a Hobby. Couldn't find yesterday's Gropper or the Ring Ouzel that Chris had earlier, but it was nice to be out in the sunshine and not gloom and persistent rain . It did at least feel like May.


  1. Well done with the Whitethroat, they rarely sit up long enough for my lens to focus!

  2. Excellent Whitethroat image....Just to let you know I'm always looking in but not often commenting Phil.

  3. Lovely Whitethroat! They don't even come out of cover for me!!