I had a superb day yesterday at South Foreland valley. Ebird checklist HERE. The undoubted excessive mild was discovering my all time WP and World bogey bird- a Dusky Warbler, a self discovered lifer, I do not get a lot of these within the UK these days. The supporting solid was additionally good with a Yellow-browed Warbler, three Ring Ouzel and a few wonderful vis mig together with 1506 Goldfinch, 237 Siskin, 202 Lesser Redpoll, 11 Brambling, 81 Chaffinch, 99 Linnet, three Yellowhammer, 2 Tree Sparrow and 15 Crossbill.
10 hours within the discipline actually from daybreak to dusk- completely sensible. Not been a foul week with self discovered Dusky Warbler, Pallas’s and Yellow-browed Warbler. Simply what I hoped for this autumn (my massive October) and nonetheless solely half method by. The winds shift to the south subsequent week so I am hoping to focus on southern vagrants and moths. Will see how I get on.
Most migrants have been going overhead as we speak so good to get a document shot of a Brambling on the deck
Goldfinches over the Channel (France in background)