Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Stonechat 1 - 0 Wheatear

Still not a sniff of a summer migrant on Wanstead Flats - no flyby Sand Martin, singing Chiffchaff or even the merest flash of a white rump - which I'm told you can usually set your calendar by!

I'd be lying if I said my target bird this morning wasn't Wheatear, with birds peppering the south coast and more local ones seen around the Walthamstow Reservoirs and Rainham Marsh, there just had to one on the Flats hiding somewhere...but alas nothing! Still the morning wasn't without reward with a fine female Stonechat appearing out of the early morning gloom and then four flyover Lapwings, followed by a single Woodlark almost following the line of the Lapwings and straight over the Flats - there may well have been no summer migrants, but I couldn't grumble with the quality that was on offer.

Birds, Birding, Photography

Birds, Birding, Photography



2 comments:

  1. Photos came out rather well considering it was pants weather

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  2. Thanks NC - it was all down to my stealth like approach ;-)

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