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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ooh I twitched

As reguar readers will know I am not by nature a twitcher. Indeed my total number of solo twitches this year is two and both of those were within 7 miles of home!!

This morning I awoke and was unsure what to do. No this was untrue I knew what I wanted to do, for the past month there have been Serin reported at Rainham Marshes. I have never seen a Serin before and so as Rainham is fairly local ......

I arrived to find a grey grey day. The Serin had been seen a long a 2 mile stretch by the side of the Thames. This stretch started from the feeders by the VERY UGLY visitors centre.

Could I get that lucky? No of course not although there was a very streaky Greenfinch. So off I toddled, lots of ducks and geese. Then as I strolled along Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Serin, hey you what ? yep Serin!! ooh very nice. There were also Meadow and 2 Water Pipits (very Grey birds classic Water Pipits) Stonechats. All very nice. Apparently there were Lesser Redpoll and a Dartford Warbler about but I missed thouse.

It started to drizzle and the weather was awful for photos so I wandered back to the car park quite contented.


Anonymous said...

Worth the walk just for the Serin Pete, nice one.

Tricia said...

So your grey day Pete turned out well after all - nice lifer Pete :)

oldcrow61 said...

A lovely bird. Glad that you got to see one.