Friday, 25 October 2013

25 October 2013 Beachy Head Early morning rain becoming brighter later S-SW 4-5

News of a Pallas's Leaf Warbler at Belle Tout. I made a late afternoon visit but by that time it had disappeared into the wood. Didn't respond to tape play-back but did call on a couple of occasions and we were able to obtain some very brief views as it moved through right at the top of the trees in the lower portion of the wood. I only had one brief view of its underparts and several views of it moving through the canopy. All very disappointing. Also present odd Chiffchaffs, 1 Firecrest and 2 Goldcrests.

Bob has kindly sent me four pictures of the Common (Mealy) Redpoll which he trapped yesterday with 4 Lesser Redpolls.

Two pictures of the Mealy Redpoll with comparison of a Lesser Redpoll
taken in Whitbread Hollow

Rump of Mealy Redpoll

Mealy Redpoll side on.
All four pictures taken by Bob Edgar.

Some more pictures of yesterday's Snow Bunting.



Male Snow Bunting above Belle Tout wood on the 24th.