Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rattle and hum

Went birding this morning with James - we checked our regular area: from Stiffkey Campsite to Warham Greens. The campsite area was pretty dead, but the walk towards Garden grove was better. The sun came out and there were some birds around. Highlight was a 'rattling' Lesser Whitethroat. I only heard it calling but couldn't see it. We searched for it for a while but found only some normal Lesser Whitethroats. I managed to sound-record it with my phone - I apologize for the horrible quality - the bird was distant and it was windy. You need headphones and full volume to hear something... This type of call is associated with eastern taxa (blythi / halimodendri), though about half of the birds in Israel call this way and look standard.

First for the season were Pink-footed Geese ( a flock of 25) and a flyover Rock Pipit. Lots of shorebirds on the saltmarsh including an impressive flock of 370 Golden Plovers.

Long-tailed Tit

So much food around but no birds to eat it! So I had to eat some...

Common Poppies 

Hope for more birds next time but it was a beautiful day and good to be out.

The best track IMO from Rattle and Hum by U2, 1988:

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