Friday, 2 October 2015

Another Successful Visit to Dungeness

Yellow Browed Warbler.

I had a trip down to Dungeness yesterday the 1st October in the hope of seeing the Yellow Browed Warbler and the Continental Coal Tits which would be a new bird for my Dungeness list.

Yellow Browed Warbler eating a small caterpillar.

I joined a few other birders by the Old Lighthouse and instantly i saw at least 5 Goldcrests in and around the Lighthouse garden , then all of a sudden 2 Continental Coal Tits flew in giving superb views , i then briefly heard the Yellow Browed Warbler calling at the back of the garden , eventually it flew out and gave some tremendous views , not easy to photograph as it never kept still for long.

Long supercillium with double wing bar.

I was really pleased to see the Continental Coal Tits which are a sub species of our normal Coal Tits , they differ in having a slate grey back and much larger black ' Bib' compared to our ones.

Continental Coal Tit.

Slate grey back.

Large black Bib.

Continental Coal Tit.

I had great views of both Firecrest & Goldcrest near by the Lighthouse including a Firecrest eating a spider.

Firecrest eating a spider.

Stunning looking birds.

Goldcrest being vocal.

Lots of Goldcrests