I started on the rifle range at Kingsdown and as I parked the car I could see a male stonechat on the fence which wasn't there yesterday. I went to try and get some shots and found a female black redstart was there as well.
|Stonechat on the wire|
|Black redstart taken through the wire.|
Moving down the range, no sign of a wheatear but in the scrub at he base of the cliffs there were 2 firecrests and a goldcrest.
Next stop was Restharrow scrape. No garganey but 18 curlew were in residence.
My search for a wheatear was rewarded at Dickson's corner where a very bright male could be seen.
Continuing the stroll I found another 2 firecrests along the edge of the cellars along with a goldcrest and in the Elms another 2 goldcrests and a chiffchaff.
All in all quite an enjoyable morning.