Wildlife sightings from the Bockhill area.
We are a small group of East Kent birders who have been enjoying wildlife in the St. Margaret's Bay and Kingsdown area of the White Cliffs since October 1994. Here you will find a record of the fauna and flora of this region of Kent.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
10th October 2017
A fairly stiff SW wind didn't inspire much confidence but there was some early encouragement when a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard in the SE corner of the Paddock. It showed briefly in a mixed group of Chiffchaffs and crests (photo below). Surprisingly another appeared in the elders in the Farm Wood a little later and then in the early afternoon, Richard found a third bird at Oldstairs.
Yellow-browed Warbler- Paddock (Brendan Ryan)
Other birds recorded today included 3 Firecrests, 21 Goldcrests, 7 Blackcaps, 14 Stonechats, 2 Whinchats, while overhead the first Snow Bunting of the Autumn was recorded along with 2 Reed Buntings, a Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Sparrows, 180 House Martins and 25 Swallows.
One of 14 Stonechats recorded today ( Brendan Ryan)