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!


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

  2. Excelente captura en vuelo.Saludos