Monday, 22 October 2012

Siberian Stonechat

At a very foggy Dungeness this morning an arrival of Thrushes with 27 Blackbirds, 13 Song Thrushes, 9 Redwing, 1 Ring Ouzel and 18 Robins grounded between Lloyds and the Old lighthouse with more flying over unseen. Also seen 3+ Black Redstarts, 11 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Stonechat, 5+ Skylarks and a few Siskins over.
A look in the trapping area found more evidence of an arrival with Blackbirds seemingly everwhere and another Ring Ouzel.
With news that the Siberian Stonechat was still present at Beachy Head I gave in to temptation and twitched it with GH. AS we arrived at Birling Gap the fog cleared and the sun came out letting us enjoy  the Siberian Stonechat in good light. While there a Hobby flew over, we also saw a Whinchat which sometimes sat very close to the Siberian Stonechat, 1+ Brambling over, my first Fieldfare of the Autumn among many Thrushes and in Shooters Bottom several Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs, more Thrushes and Robins, a Black Redstart and a Hobby possibly the bird seen at Birling gap.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Martin , great shots and lucky to see some sun. I didn't today in North Kent