I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.
Saturday 8th November brought me my UK 300 lifer and 250th for the year. A trip to Reculver near Herne Bay surprisingly only one and half hours away got me 3 good birds. The Dessert Wheatear present for its third day was showing well and easily found by the large group of birders, however the photo opportunities were much better having seen the Snow Buntings and a Shore Lark further along the sea wall. When I returned only 2 others were watching the Wheatear and gradually it came within 6 feet of us. The Snow Buntings and Shore Lark were much more flighty due to photographers trying to get ridiculously close for that perfect shot.