Tuesday 28 October 2014

Dungeness,Tern and Flycatcher.

Yesterday in the sunshine Pete and I had a great birdwatching day at Dungeness. It was very poor photographically but some good birds seen including Red-crested Pochard, Black-necked Grebe, Bearded Tit and Great White Egret. We then had a call from Matt telling us that the Cattle Egret was still at Pett Levels so a quick call there was successful eventually. Then back to Rye where we saw 2 Barn Owls from the Bittern viewpoint. Several Clouded Yellow were also seen at Dunge.

Black-necked Grebes.

After playing around and cropping the White-winged Black Tern pictures this one turned out quite well. We didn't go and see the tern again yesterday but apparently it was still showing well.

White-winged Black Tern.

Today I had another quick attempt at the fantastic Red-breasted Flycatcher that has now been at Beachy Head for 7 days. This was my 4th visit to see this bird and I did manage to get my best image yet, although well short of the 2 images Matt managed today!! He also added quite a bit of excitement by finding a Little Bunting which unfortunately did a vanishing act before anyone else had managed to see it, although a couple of people heard it as it flew over.

Red-breasted Flycatcher.

1 comment:

  1. A couple of very nice birds there Bob, with photos to match.