Monday, 22 October 2012

Reculver in the Mist

Just a short post and sorry for lack of photos , i spent an enjoyable couple of hours at Reculver late this afternoon , i parked up in the car park near the Towers and almost straight away saw a Black Redstart in the company of a couple of Chaffinchs and Robins , then i made my way to behind the Sluice building and instantly heard the Dusky Warbler tacking away , its quite a distinct Tac Tac call , as ever it was keeping hidden in the dense scrub but eventually it appeared briefly at the top of the scrub and was a welcome year tick , i spent a few more minutes here but it had stopped calling and the light was not great so i decided to head off and look for 2 more potential year ticks.

On my way to the sea wall i saw a small flock of Brambling mixed in with several Chaffinch , plus a further 3 Brambling were on the sea wall , i met up with Chris Hindle and family and we walked along the sea wall towards Cold Harbour lagoon , on route Matt Hindle located the stunning looking Shorelark , i have seen many Shorelarks over the years but this is by far the best plumaged one i have seen , i was hoping to see the Lapland Bunting but however the time was getting late and poor light meant it had probably already gone to roost , so maybe tomorrow .......