Sunday, 29 September 2013

RED BREASTED FLYCATCHER AT RECULVER

Thanks to Marc for this photograph...always quicker of the mark than me.
I wasn't planning on a trip out today after a long vigil for the Crake at Oare and a flying visit to Cliffe for the Lesser Yellowlegs yesterday.However, with news of a Two barred Crossbill found by Neil Burt this morning at Challock I hoped that something local might arrive.A few more sightings of Yellow Browed Warblers and then I received Heathy's "Tweet" of a R-B Fly at Reculver.Having added Pec. Sand earlier this year ,the opportunity to add to my Reculver list was too good a chance to miss.Arriving just before 12.30 the bird had not been seen for about 40 minutes.There was a decent gathering of "Kent's Finest" and after a few false alarms the bird flitted onto a dead branch in clear view for a moment and then jumped to the branch above before it  disappeared right.Always great to see this rare Kent species and although not as showy as the Dunge bird a few year's back it is always nice to see one.Good to catch up with  a few people I haven't seen much of later...and hopefully this heralds the promise of more to come.

2 comments:

  1. Nice to catch up Phil. Your Reculver list is coming along nicely.

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