After the excitement of the Northern Long-tailed Tits at Dymchurch on Saturday I was amazed to get a call from Jack to say that Nigel had found two of these little beauties at Kingsdown.
I did hope that my luck would change I would get some good photos but they were quite elusive and although good views were occasionally had I failed pretty miserably with the camera. Brendon and Gerald managed much better and their pictures are on the Bockhill pages of the KOS website.
These weren't the only Long-tailed Tits of interest. At least one seemed to show a clean broad white stripe, and reduced black on the sides of the head, as well as much cleaner white ear-coverts and flanks that are characteristic of the sub-species europeaus.
Sam is having a couple of days with us at the seaside and we came down to Kingsdown Beach. I left him with Pam to count the stones on the beach while I had a look for the tit flock.
Sam seemed to have a good time, but I failed to connect with any Long-tailed Tits today, although I did meet Steve Ray who saw and photographed one yesterday.