Saturday, 6 October 2012

All Quiet at Sea!

With a north wind forecast with rain I thought the best bet was to see if anything was moving at sea so just after 6.30am I drove down to Reculver in heavy rain where the roads were quite flooded. I soon parked up and as it got light I made my way up to the towers. I was soon joined by Derek Smith who had the same idea and between us we saw 19 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 36 Brent Geese, 1 Black throated Diver west, 2 Diver sp, 10 Wigeon west, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Gannet, 1 Peregrine, 10 Swallow, 1 probable Great Skua chasing Gulls distantly offshore and 4 Dunlin. With the sun appearing and little moving we then opted for a drive over to Chambers Wall for some bush bashing. Birds we noted included 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Pheasant, 8 Skylark, c30 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Jay west, 1 Common Redstart c100yds west of the railway crossing, 8 Siskin, 1 Short eared Owl was being mobbed by the local Crows, 1 Redpoll, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Goldcrest. A pretty quiet session really with only the Cormorant giving me a chance of a photo today. Maybe something will want its photo taking tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. October hasn't really kicked off has it Marc, as far as vis mig goes anyway.

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  2. Excelente captura en vuelo.Saludos

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