Some things remain the same, birds continue to be at a premium. A fox was disturbed from the cliff-top scrub, at Joss Bay, providing a nice photo as it made a dash across the car park field on its' way home in a North Foreland garden.
A Woodcock was watched arriving in/off, causing quite a stir amongst the roosting gulls - something I hadn't expected. Corvids continue to move along the coast with several mixed flocks of Jackdaws and Crows moving deliberately NE out to sea; Rooks were also more noticeable, their calls alerting me to several loose flocks passing high overhead. As it's that time of year, there was a flock of 27 Magpies moving steadily N, over Kingsgate Castle but my biggest surprise was of a flock of 19 Great Tits flying over The Fayreness - I'd expected to see Chaffinches as I raised my binoculars!
A female Black Redstart was found, as I returned to North Foreland, providing me with one last photo opportunity before it was home for breakfast, the clock not yet reading 08.30hrs. With the sun shining brightly and the temperature starting to creep up, I wouldn't be surprised to spot a Buzzard or two around mid-morning.
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