Monday 12 October 2015

Pallas`s Warbler and Ring Ouzels

Dungeness - cold, cloudy, ne 2 - A cracking morning migrant hunting at the point culminated in brief views of a Pallas`s Warbler at the north-east corner of the trapping area, which was later netted and ringed at the Obs. Although the stripy sprite was bird of the day the main event concerned a large arrival of thrushes with at least 30 Ring Ouzels scattered across the point, most of them nervy and on the move, along with a number of Blackbirds, Song Thrushes and my first Redwings of the autumn. Finches were also prominent with small flocks of Siskins, Redpolls and Goldfinches, plus 2 Bramblings (new for the year) and an overhead trickle of Skylarks, Swallows and Mipits. Goldcrests and Robins were widespread, along with several Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, at least one Firecrest, 4 Stonechats, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Wheatear.
An afternoon visit to try and photograph an ouzel resulted in failure, while a circuit of the moat with PB delivered a late Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and several Goldcrests.

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