Sunday 29 September 2013

Kent Tick at Cliffe plus RB Fly at Reculver

A very enjoyable birding session at both Cliffe and Reculver today resulted in me getting a new species for Kent in the form of a Lesser Yellowlegs at Cliffe , i had missed it by a few minutes earlier in the morning as it was spooked by a Peregrine and despite spending about 45 minutes looking over the Radar Pool it never reappeared , a single juv Little Stint plus Golden Plover , Ruff , Black Tailed Godwit and several Lapwing , Dunlin and a couple of Ringed Plovers was still good to see .

I teamed up with Martyn W & Steve A   in the search to relocate the Lesser Yellowlegs , and a short look over the Black Barn pools proved unsuccessful so we headed around to the Rspb side of Cliffe and whilst walking up to the Flamingo Pool Martyn located loads of Redshanks which were very distant , we spent a bit of time scanning through these and rather frustratingly we could not see all of the waders that were there, Martyn and crew headed of to check out some pools further around the reserve and i stayed put in the hope the waders would wake up and have a walk around .

Well my patience paid off as after a few minutes the Lesser Yellowlegs walked into view , i quickly got some other birders onto it and Martyn & Steve  soon joined us and enjoyed distant but pleasing views . Sorry for lack of pictures it was just to distant.

Comma at Reculver.

From Cliffe we headed off to Reculver and within a few minutes of getting there the 1st w Red Breasted Flycatcher showed out in the open for only a few seconds but was good enough to see all the features .