Monday, 18 October 2010

The Return of the Wilsons ........ Pallas's again

Starling roost.

I only had a couple of hours to spare so i headed to Reculver to try and see the Pallas's Leaf Warbler that had been located there earlier in the day , i was on site at about 3.45pm and was straight away looking through loads of Goldcrests , it was hard to put a total number on these as they seemed to be everywhere but there were no less than 50 in the area i was looking for the Pallas's , well after about 30 minutes i managed to get onto the Pallas's Warbler high up in the canopy , it was constantly moving but simply stunning to see , they have to rate as my favourite warbler .

With time against me i headed of to Grove Ferry to try and see the Great Grey Shrike but had no luck with this , however i did manage to see the Wilsons Phalarope which was at the back of the pool with Lapwings viewed from the ramp , 5 Common snipe and 15 Pied Wagtails overhead , plus a remarkable display of Starlings gathering before going to roost , there were at least 2000 birds flying in unison , twisting and turning as one , a really great sight and they flew over head at one point and the noise of there wings flying as one was remarkable.

Starling roost.

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