Welcome to my blog!..This will be used as a diary of my many days out chasing rare birds,local birding and my experiences in the fantastic natural world of the UK,with a scattering of photos thrown in as well.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Green and Red........
Male Common Lizard.
Male Common Lizard.
With the continuation of good birds being seen on the east coast,Graham and myself headed for the Spurn area.The main reason to visit today,was to see if we could connect with the Greenish Warbler found the previous day by Ian Smith,across from his garden at Riverside Hotel at Kilnsea.So after parking at the 'Crown' we had a brief look for the Red-breasted Flycatcher,seen also from the previous day,but did not see it but could hear it calling from the adjacent trees.As it was fairly cool and dark still,we walked round to the riverside.After about 40 minutes of looking,there it was in an adjacent garden,what a cracking little bird!.It then proceeded to show pretty poorly at the back of the garden,disappearing behind a greenhouse on several occasions,so we went back to the Crown car park to search for the R.b.Fly.After a while and hearing it calling again,we managed pretty good views of this little cracker,my 3rd of the autumn.It tended to stay in the canopy,a little unusual for this species,but eventually showed pretty well with some patience.Also around the Crown car park were a couple of Spotted Flycatcher,watched sallying for insects and we were briefly shown a trapped and ringed Tree Pipit.After a bite to eat,we walked the Triangle,Canal and Beacon Lane,seeing a few migrants which included 3 Redstart,Garden Warbler,Wheatear,Whimbrel,Grey Wagtail and 2 Redwing(My first of the autumn period).On the humber we also saw a single Dark-bellied and 4 Juv. Pale-bellied Brent,as the Redwings,my first of the autumn period.After getting some lunch and more views of the R.b.Fly we walked back to the Riverside hotel and this time got some cracking scope views of the Greenish,as it sallied for flies,a little beauty and my 8th sighting of the species overall and my 5th in the Spurn area.Non bird sightings today,consisted of 2 male Common Lizard and a couple of Roesel's-bush Cricket along Beacon Lane,a couple of Common Darter,Migrant Hawker,Red Admiral and a nice Hummingbird Hawkmoth.A good day,but hard work at times.