Friday, 26 October 2012

A Cold Reculver Stroll

Having finished work sharp this afternoon I drove over to Reculver to see what was on offer. I had a quick look out to sea from the towers and noted 7 Oystercatcher, 33 Gannet east, 1 Curlew, 14 Ringed Plover, 14 Sanderling, 9 Brent Geese, 6 Grey Plover, 1 distant Skua species east, 35 Common Scoter and 1 Rock Pipit. I thought I would then take a walk down the seawall to see if any Larks or Buntings were showing so after dropping the scope off back to the car I walked the path behind the towers and saw 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest. The seawall was very cold with a fresh north easterly wind biting through me but I carried on and eventually located the Shorelark which showed very well. Although again the light was dull I took a few shots of the bird before leaving it in peace and walked back.


I could see in the distance some birders at Coldharbour no doubt watching the Lapland Bunting but I was cold by then and so decided to give it a miss. It was reported today so here is a photo I took the other day when the sun was kind of out.

Lapland Bunting

Walking back to the towers the wind was picking up and if the forecast is to be believed there could hopefully be a seawatch tomorrow as a fresth northerly wind is forecast. Back near the towers 1 Black Redstart was seen on the rocks. Many thanks again for the comments on not giving up the blog. You certainly made the pain of losing all the photos a little easier. I will endeavour to continue and hopefully have some reports and photos for readers to look at and view. 


  1. Fantastic photos, especially the Lapland Bunting, but they are also beautiful. Cheers Marc, you're a genius.

  2. Great to see you out again today Marc and another look at the Shorelark/Lapland Bunting images.

    Keep on keeping on!

  3. Lovely images Marc. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  4. Fabulous photos, as ever. Thanks very much for taking the time to share. Cute horns on the lark.

  5. Hola Marc bellas imagenes de estas aves la primera es una especie que no se ve en España pero si que hay alguna cita.Un saludo.