The weather forecast showed the coastal fringe being overcast today so we headed inland for a look at the brooks and commons. We didn't actually see a great deal. A few flocks of Chaffinches and Goldfinches, a Bullfinch at Pulborough Brooks, a few Stonechats, a Yellowhammer, a Treecreeper, and a couple of Dartford Warblers. We looked in at Waltham Brooks but appear to have missed the Great Grey Shrike which was reported just after we left.
Picture wise it was a bit disappointing. I keep seeing Dartfords but they are usually distant or staying in cover. The next few weeks are probably my best hope for getting a good shot as they are more likely to be out in the open singing and marking out there territories.
|Dartford Warbler pair|
The Bullfinch was good to see but again it was staying in cover and giving very few clear views.
A good days birding but I feel as though I missed a few picture opportunities along the way. Lets hope I get another chance.