Wednesday, 10 October 2012

START WITH A CHAT

Tuesday is my day of hard labour volunteering at Samphire Hoe,arrived at 7am just about light,but the barking mad doggers were there before me so did my beating of the bounds in reverse as it were,starting at the eatern end.Stonechat and Black Redstarts were on the wall there and goldfinches were flying through eastwards,Brent Geese too were heading east in small flocks of 10 or12,Gannets were flying around offshore.A Wheatear on the fence and about 15meadow pipits flitting along the fence line and then, thats not a mippit on the wire its a Whinchat,good morning so far.
BLACK REDSTART
 
 
WHINCHAT
Another wheatear at the western end was willing to sit on the sea wall and pose.
Probably this young bird had never seen a human before,I know some will think it still hasn`t.
WHEATEAR
Along the railway line there were a few chiffs and blackcaps but last sundays feast was long gone.3 more stonechats showed and later in the day a Buzzard put in an appearance and the local peregrines had a noisy spat.
STONECHAT
All in all a good day with 39 species recorded.

1 comment:

  1. Nice account Phil with some nice shots as well.

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