Wise Birding Holidays

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Dripping with Crests!

I haven't been able to get out on the patch for the last couple of days due to various building work taking place and with the first proper rain in weeks, I was keen to get out! A call from Doug at lunchtime informed me of a Pallas's Warbler just a couple of miles along the coast on Matt's Patch, but I resisted and it made me all the more determined to find something of my own. I managed to get out for a couple of hours this afternoon. The West Cliffs seemed to be dripping with Goldcrests and it felt very "birdy" indeed. However, despite my best efforts, the best I could muster were two Firecrests (cracking nonetheless) but sadly nothing rarer. I finally gave in at around 15.45hrs and headed over to see the Pallas's Warbler, but dipped! Never mind, Tomorrow is another day!

Other birds at the weekend (24th/25th) on the patch included:

1 Short-eared Owl, 140+ Skylark, 80+ Linnet and a single Brambling

One of the Firecrests seen today - I have had up to three birds in recent days

Brambling seen at the weekend

5 comments:

  1. Hi Chris - Firecrest shot is bloody amazing! Love the Brambling shot too. Very envious of your camera and photography skills. Cheers,
    Matt

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  2. That fiercest photo is superb. Any chance it was with a bridge camera or was it a proper DSLR kit.

    I ask as I am considering upgrading my bridge camera.

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  3. Thanks Matt - Just in the right place at the right time!

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  4. Hi Andrew - Thanks for the kind comments. As you now know, the photo was taken with a DSLR 400mm prime lens.Really good to have met you today! Sorry you didn't see the bird. Maybe try the Otter tomorrow!

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  5. Nice to finally meet you and it sounds like I should have stayed five or ten more minutes.

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