Friday, 19 April 2013

A Few Early Mornings


With only limited time before work in the mornings, I have made a few fleeting visits to Reculver this week where I have looked around the bushes around the towers and immediate area with some success. Birds noted on the 18th included 1 Swift (135) flying along the clifftop near the Sand Martin colony, c50 Sand Martin, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull flew west, 1 Wheatear, 4 Swallow and 1 Blackcap. A brief visit today produced 3 Reed Warbler (136) singing in the reeds at the back of the oyster farm, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Sandwich Tern west and whilst scanning the rocks 1 Common Sandpiper (137) took flight and flew east a little way before landing again. Also noted were c50 Sand Martin, 7 Willow Warbler and 2 Swallow. A quick look after work produced more or less the same species as earlier but a Stonechat was seen near the sluice on the fence posts.

Stonechat


2 comments:

  1. Can't tell you how much this pic fired me up Marc. On the other hand you'll probably have a good idea how much....BRILLIANT.

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  2. Beautiful shot of a very handsome bird!

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