Saturday, October 10, 2009

Linc's Coast...


A trip down the Linc's coast today to try and find some migrants coming in with the favourable conditions yesterday and last night,got me some nice birds through the day.I arrived at Saltfleet for dawn and began to look around the usual areas near to where the old amusement arcade used to be,quickly finding a stunning male Firecrest which showed very well in the open for five minutes,a great start!.It was also apparent there had been an overnight arrival of thrushes with me seeing 100 Redwing,24 Song Thrush and 60 Blackbird,with a smart juv. Ring Ouzel arriving in off the sea.Other birds observed over the next few hours between here and Seaview Farm included 3 Brambling,2 Chiffchaff,Peregrine,62 Pink-footed Geese and Siskin.After a phone call from Geoff Williams, i travelled the short distance to Donna Nook and enjoyed cracking views of a Yellow-browed Warbler as i got out of the car!This species is a lovely little bird and is a long way from it's breeding grounds in Siberia and should be on it's way to the species wintering grounds in Eastern Asia.Also observed here where another superb male Firecrest,with probably 2 being seen and showed very well,like the earlier bird at Saltfleet.This species has to be one of the most attractive species to visit our shores,a real cracker!!Also observed here, was a single,late Whimbrel flying south.Non-bird sightings through the day included 12 Small Copper,2 Peacock,2 Red Admiral and a Small White and several Common Darter,with a couple of Migrant Hawker also.A good day's birding.

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