Bempton Cliffs.

Bempton Cliffs.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

** A chilly walk.**

I wasn't going to bother going out today, because it was rather nippy, and with a NNE wind it felt like -2 to -4 outside, but like a idiot I changed my mind and went for it. I followed the same route as before, down The Cam footpath, over the A228 bypass bridge,over the Cemetery Rail Bridge and down to the River Medway, and onto Halling Common.
I know it is now going to get harder to add to my December list, but if I don't go out I won't see them, will I?(why am I asking you, and why am I talking to a computer?) As it happened I didn't see anything new, so I am just going to list the species seen today, and where.
CEMETERY, AND CEMETERY RAIL BRIDGE:
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, C/Dove, W/Pigeon, C/Crow, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Redwing(c20), Chaffinch, GreenfinchGoldfinch.
RIVER MEDWAY:
A third from high tide.
Herring Gull, B/H/Gull, Common Gull, Cormorant(3), Mallard(m4, f3), Dabchick(2), Moorhen(4), Redshank(11), Lapwing(9), Snipe(2),  Common Sandpiper(2), Curlew(1)
For the last 2 days there has been no sign of the Coot with the injured foot.
HALLING COMMON:
The footpath is fine to walk on, but off of that the snow is still between roughly  2 to 5 inches deep.
Blackbird, Redwing(184 seen in one count of scanning the trees, more about), Fieldfare( 17), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Long Tailed Tit, Starling(flock of 37), Jay(2), Magpie
 C/Crow, C/Dove, W/Pigeon, H/Sparrow, Robin,
HOME:
Once back home I had a check on the garden birds now and again, it wasn't as busy as it has been. but at least my regular Grey Wagtail kept coming back. Later in the afternoon I thought I would shoot a bit of footage of her doing what Wagtails do best. I should have done it earlier when the light was better, as well as shooting through glass, so please excuse the quality.

video

3 comments:

  1. Wouldn't mind a Curlew at New Hythe ken, haven't seen one there. Nice Wag vid.

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  2. As you say Ken, if you dont get out you dont find! Keep at it mate!

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  3. That's the first time I've ever seen a video of a Wagtail. What an adorable bird. I can see where the name comes from!!

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