Sunday, 24 April 2011

Redstart
Sunday morning found us headed to Seaford head, to see if anything was moving on the sea, but it turned out to be poor with only 1 Arctic skua, 1 Bronxie and a few sandwich tern passing through, the Kittiwakes on the cliff face were good to see.

We then moved on to Ashdown forest were we enjoyed watching at least 6 Redstarts which gave very good views, there was also a few Redpolls about and 6 stonechats and lot's of Whitethroats around, a Woodlark was picked out by dad sitting in a dead tree then there was two singing and displaying which was very nice to see, on the way back to the car some guy told us that there was a tree pipit in that tree over there displaying at times, we got good views of sitting down and displaying whilst it was fanning its tail out, also dad had a house martin go over.

At Weir wood reservoir We scanned the north banks for Wood sandpipers but only saw one Little ringed plover and then dad picked out a Wood sandpiper feeding along the edge to far for a photo but we got good views through the scope.

After a long weekend birding we decided to head home for dinner.

Other year tick during the week.

Common crane.
Lesser whitethroat
drake Garganey and Whimbrel
Tree pipit

Tree pipit

Tree pipit
Garganey
Nightingale

No comments:

Post a Comment