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Pied Flycatcher

Observed: 26th April 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Pied Flycatcher
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Description:

All these pics were taken at full zoom length through the double glazing - so sincere apologies for the quality of these pics. Unusual bird that I have never seen before and not sure my ID is at all correct. Caught our eye for the amount of white. No 27 from the back garden,

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thanks everyone....

....thanks for your confirmation. I wasn't at all sure as the Larousse guide I have had summer visitor but not here in the south east.

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Summer visitor

In your position, you'd expect some migrants to stop off on their way to their breeding grounds, whether in Britain or Scandinavia, say. Great spot for migrants!

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do you mean...

Ian,

Even though books say that they shouldn't be here, we should expect some of them? And I guess you are saying that the South East here should expect migrants as a stop over (because we are are close to the continent?).

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Oh yes, you are in a great area for migrant birds and when I lived in North Kent I used to drop in there, occasionally and a very long time ago, looking for them. Any area of scrub/trees...etc is good in spring and especially in autumn, after a drizzly or misty night with onshore winds. Pied Flys are a typical bird to see taking rest, before moving on northwards. To have it in the garden is fantastic...I once ringed one in my garden when I lived on a housing estate in Hertfordshire...that was a more bizarre place to find one! Beautiful birds.

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