Today I started in the Elms at Sandwich where chiff numbers had increased a little and a willow warbler was heard.
As it brightened up I went off to Langdon hoping for some peregrine shots. I saw the peregrines they didn't come close enough for the camera however the reason for this post was to show you the linnets that were on the cliff top fields.
The first flock I saw was around 250 strong and I put them up and they disappeared before I could get the camera out. As I continued towards the cliffs another flock (about half the size of the first) dropped in for a few moments then they flew off as I approached. I managed some photographs of this second flock which also allowed me to do a count – over 120 were captured on the image. As I continued a third flock of around 30 birds went past.
|A small,part of the second flock|
|Part of the second flock|
I’ve not been watching birds that long but these were by far the largest accumulation of linnets I have seen and thought someone out there in electron land may be interested.