13.03.21 Woodcock and Firecrest

Blasting force 6/7 south west wind mostly bright.

In such high winds it’s a challenge just holding the binoculars steady let alone searching for small birds. A Woodcock, which flew past me and into the cover below Belle Tout lighthouse, was a surprise. No doubt flushed elsewhere by a dog or hiker. It’s species I don’t see here often, perhaps 1 or 2 annually. The wood provided some shelter for the few hardy migrants that were on offer, where a single Firecrest rubbed colourful shoulders with a couple of Chiffchaff.


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