Thursday 20 October 2016

New Bird for my Reculver List ........

Lapland Bunting.

 On Saturday the 15th October i popped over to Reculver to hopefully see the Lapland Bunting which was found by Marc.H. earlier that morning , i walked along the sea wall and met a couple of birders who had seen it earlier but hadn't seen it recently , so i carried on regardless in the hope it would re appear .

I spent a good couple of hours walking up and down the sea wall with no joy however i did see a Red Kite flying over the back of the Oyster farm heading away from me , it circled a few times before drifting off towards Herne Bay , this was a new site tick for me , sadly no photos as it was just to far away.

Lot's of little Egrets.

There were lots of Little Egrets roosting near the oyster farm , i counted 14 birds but was probably more.

I eventually heard then saw the Lapland Bunting flying overhead towards the towers when i was chatting with another birder , i headed of in pursuit but had no luck relocating it , i decided to have a walk around the caravan site bushes and made my way back towards the sea wall without adding anything of note , eventually i relocated the Lapland Bunting back at it's earlier favoured spot before the first bend on the sea wall.

19th October 

I paid another visit to Reculver yesterday in the hope of seeing the 2 Shorelarks and wasn't disappointed as they preformed very well on the beach quite close to the sea wall.

2 Shorelarks.


I never tire of seeing these cracking birds and Reculver seems to be one of the best areas in Kent to see them , both birds seemed unperturbed by their admiring public and thankfully no one got to close and let the birds come to them.

The Lapland Bunting also put in another appearance and showed well to although it was keeping company with 2 Meadow Pipits which were very flighty which in turn spooked the Bunting but yet again with abit of patience the  Lapland Bunting did show well at times.

Lapland Bunting.

I then headed back to my car via the bottom path which takes you around back past the pub and added a Common Redstart to my days total plus a single Dunnock put in an appearance and as much as i tried to turn it into a Siberian Accentor i went home happy all the same.