Wednesday, 13 October 2010

rose coloured starling

rose coloured starling



rose coloured starling
rose coloured starling we arrived at Newhaven harbour and locked the bikes up, then we had a scan to see if wee can see the rose colored starling but there was no sign of it anywhere so it looked like we were in the wrong area, so we walked along a bit to see if we could see any other birders and then we noticed about 4 birders coming down a steep gulley in the cliff and I asked them if they had seen the starling and they said yes we have seen It about 3 or 4 times in one hour so they told us to head up the gulley and to a place called the hollow, so when we got there we saw about 6 birders and I said to dad that is Lynn and Michael so we headed over to them to see how they were and if they saw the starling and they said yes we saw the starling, so we said great and just kept scanning, and then some birder came down and said it looks likes the starling has gone to roost so we thought that we dipped out on this bird. After about 10-15 minutes scanning we decided to take a walk round the hollow on the top path to see if we could see the starling in the back of the bushes but we walked right round and saw nothing apart from blue tits, blackbirds, robins, song thrushes , so went and stood with Lynn and mike again in the other part of the hallows right next to the bramble bushes and after about 5 minutes there it was the rose colored starling, a (lifer)for the Sussex birders. We watched it on top of the brambles eating blackberry about 10ft away from us. we watched it for about 5 minutes when it flew back into the brambles so Lynn and Michael left and then about 10 mins later it came back out again giving stinking views just like it did the first we watched it for about 5 min again before it disappeared . I decided to a bit of seawacthing and after about 5-10 minutes of seawacthing I saw 3 eider ducks (2 males 1 female) by this time it was getting dark so it was time to head home but what a great evening.

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