Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sunday 4th October

After a relaxing holiday in Cornwall (poor birding though this year with only a single Balearic Shearwater and Baird's Sandpiper), and taking a phone call from Eddie Denson telling he was looking at Tufted Puffin as I walked the coast path from St Ives, it's taken a bit of time to settle back into Kent (and work!). A trip down to Dungeness for 5x Glossy Ibis is as about much birding as I've managed.

A fantastic sky this morning over Barming (also recorded by Warren on his Pittswood Patch), clouds eventually turning into 'cotton-buds' I was pleased to hear a GS Woodpecker, and a Jay and Sparrowhawk over the garden. Meeting a neighbour over the park he told me how he'd heard birds calling last night - I couldn't think what they might be , unless they were Redwings on the move? As things warmed up a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and Peacock butterfly visited the garden - summer's lingering on...just about.

Holly Hill, nr Birling produced a couple of Common Buzzard this afternoon; one being mobbed by crows, the other completely ignored! 2x Red Admiral and Comma and a Hornet all added interest.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

That was a very interesting sky though, was it not Adam!

Thanks for the plug!