Tuesday, 22 August 2017

August 22nd
On a very warm and humid morning we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and then dropped in at Reculver on our way home. The bushes were almost devoid of migrants this morning but we did manage to see 2 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 220 Linnets, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plovers, 83 Mallard, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flying inland at Coldharbour, 1 Sedge Warbler, 15 Goldfinches, 16 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 7 Turnstone, 2 Marsh Harriers, 7 Mute Swans, 1 Garganey, 6 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck and 1 Green Woodpecker.

A lovely morning at Coldharbour

Garganey

Monday, 21 August 2017

August 21st
Today dawned wet and overcast but the rain soon turned to drizzle and then died out as we walked from Reculver to Coldharbour and back. We counted 39 Redshank, 1 Gannet, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Common Sandpipers, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egrets, 5 Sandwich Terns, 9 Grey Plovers W, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit W, 5 Pied Wagtails, 26 Linnets, 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull, 31 Dunlin, 11 Cormorants, 1 immature male Eider, 55 Oystercatchers, 25 Ringed Plovers, 2 Wheatears, 4 Whimbrel W, 2 Whitethroats, 56 Mallard, 10 Turnstone, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Golden Plovers, 1 Green Sandpiper and 7 Swallows.
At Grenham Bay, this morning, Terry Wilson saw 9 Little Egrets, 3 Wheatears, 20 Sandwich Terns and 25 Turnstones.
This afternoon we found a family group of 3 Turtle Doves still at Chamber's Wall.

Turtle Dove

Sunday, 20 August 2017

August 20th
We spent a quiet morning ringing at Reculver where we saw 1 Jay, 2 Common Buzzards, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 18 Mallard, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Green Sandpipers, 7 Swallows W, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swans, 1 Teal, 1 Garganey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 10 Goldfinches.

Birds ringed 13: Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 3, Reed Warbler 2, Blue Tit 3, Robin 1, Chaffinch 1.

This afternoon a walk at Chamber's Wall produced 10 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Common Buzzards drifting west, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Swift and 1 Marsh Harrier.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

August 19th
It was another bright and breezy morning as we walked from Reculver to Chamber's Wall via Coldharbour. We saw 3 Whitethroats, 1 Common Buzzard, 139 Common Terns W, 46 Sandwich Terns E, 5 Gannets, 2 Teal, 2 Wheatears, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Turnstone, 5 Little Egrets, 6 Cormorants, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 21 Ringed Plovers, 18 Oystercatchers, 14 Linnets, 1 immature male Eider, 6 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Corn Bunting, 12 Goldfinches, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Wheatear

Friday, 18 August 2017

August 18th
On a bright and breezy morning Matt walked from Reculver along the back of the Oyster Farm to Chamber's Wall where we met him and then we all walked back to Reculver via Coldharbour and the seawall. Between us we counted 7 Yellow Wagtails, 7 Common Sandpipers, 9 Ringed Plovers, 2 Kingfishers, 29 Sandwich Terns, 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Redshank, 8 Green Sandpipers, 8 Swallows, 2 Grey Herons, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Whitethroats, 20 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Kestrels, 7 Little Egrets, 2 Dunlin, 25 Linnets, 1 immature male Eider, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull, 2 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Gannets and 1 Curlew.

Little Egret

Thursday, 17 August 2017

August 17th
It was overcast and sometimes drizzly this morning as we walked from Reculver up to Coldharbour and back. We saw a reasonable selection of species including 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 37 Swallows W, 3 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, 30 Sandwich Terns E, 2 Grey Herons, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 6 Common Sandpipers, 9 Redshank, 5 Pied Wagtails, 6 Little Egrets, 37 Common Terns W, 4 Little Terns W, 11 Cormorants, 8 Ringed Plovers, 36 Mallard, 8 Oystercatchers, 5 Turnstone, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Green Sandpipers, 30 Linnets, 10 Goldfinches and 3 Sand Martins W.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

August 16th
This morning we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and down the seawall towards the Oyster Farm lagoons. We saw 80 House Sparrows at the entrance gate, 67 Linnets, 10 Whitethroats, 13 Goldfinches, 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Sedge Warblers, 3 Corn Buntings, 14 Reed Warblers, 6 Dunlin, 7 Little Egrets, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Willow Warblers, 11 Turnstone, 4 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, 1 immature male Eider, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 Oystercatchers, 4 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Mallard, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher on the breakwater at Coldharbour, 1 male Sparrowhawk and 1 Grey Heron.

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
 
Kingfisher at Coldharbour