Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Dreaded Message!

It was not until break time yesterday at school that I thought I had better check my phone in case there were any messages on it. Anyone who has been following the blog will know I have been kind of obsessed about finding a Wryneck at Reculver in the past few years. It was then that I opened up the message from Chris Hindle to find the words 'Wryneck at Reculver'. I was stuck at work and had to wait hours until finishing before I had the chance to go and see if it was still around. I had arranged to meet Chidders and after a walk to Chambers Wall crossing we spent an hour or so bashing the bushes, literally! We managed to see a few birds including 1 Common Redstart but try as we did we could find the star bird. It had probably moved on but a further check of the bushes did reveal 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Long tailed Tit. I left for home with this mythical bird still not on my Reculver list. I managed to grab an hour or so at Reculver today (26th) in the hope that the Wryneck would have felt pity on me and showed itself, of course it didn't. I walked down to the sea again from Chambers Wall checking the bushes again. I did see 2 Common Redstart, 4 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher which posed briefly for a photo, 3 Gadwall, 3 Long tailed Tit, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Ring necked Parakeet, 2 Kestrel, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Swallow including 1 juvenile bird which posed beautifully in the brief spells of sunshine allowing a few pleasing shots and 1 Sand Martin. There were 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear, 1 Turnstone, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Siskin and 1 Redpoll. With a few goodies further north on the east coast, hopefully Reculver will get a few birds in the next few days, preferably when I am able to get out to see them.




11 comments:

  1. Witaj
    Twoje zdjęcia oddają piękno ptaszka :)
    Pozdrawiam Ilona

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  2. Can't have been easy coping 'in class' with a Wryneck on your mind, great pity you missed it Marc.

    Excellent foursome of images.

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  3. Close Marc, but not quite close enough, Doesn't the time drag at work when there are migrants out there waiting for you! Still time for a Wryneck yet though :-)

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  4. Close up is the best, really love it. Number 1.

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  5. Don't you just hate it when work gets in the way of your passion! Beautiful swallow pics!!

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  6. The Swallows are beautifully photographed!

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  7. I love your version of the swallow.

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  8. Shame about the Wryneck, but great Swallow shots!

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  9. Estupendas fotos de la Golondrina.Saludos

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  10. Muy buenas las fotos de esta golondrina un saludo

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  11. D'oh, sorry about the Wryneck :( Glorious pics of the juvvie Swallow though!

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