Saturday, 24 June 2017

June 24th
It was cloudy and cooler with a moderate SW breeze blowing this morning as we walked from Chamber's Wall to the Oyster Farm lagoons. We recorded 18 Swifts W, 2 Turtle Doves, 1 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroats, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 10 Mallard, 6 Oystercatchers, 3 Eiders, 2 Linnets, 6 Ringed Plovers, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff.

Female Yellow Wagtail

Friday, 23 June 2017

June 23rd
There was a more reasonable temperature this morning as we had a ringing session at Reculver. During the time we were there we saw 3 Cetti's Warblers, 34 Mallard, 3 Mute Swans, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Jays, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Turtle Doves, 20 Sand Martins, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Siskins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Shelduck, 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Teal, 1 Common Buzzard, 20 Reed Warblers, 2 Kestrels, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail W, 6 Swifts W and 1 Greenshank.

Birds ringed 22: Chiffchaff 3, Wren 1, Reed Warbler 9, Blue Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Blackcap 1, Reed Bunting 1, Whitethroat 1, Dunnock 1, Blackbird 3.

Adult Reed Warbler

Comma

Thursday, 22 June 2017

June 22nd
With the hot weather continuing we walked along the seawall from Reculver to Coldharbour and managed to find a cooling westerly breeze. Birds we saw were 7 Goldfinches, 1 juvenile Black Redstart on the rocks by the Towers, 1 Little Owl, 8 Oystercatchers, 1 Redshank, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Turnstone, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Lapwings, 6 Ringed Plovers, 7 Linnets, 2 Shelduck, 1 Swift W, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls W, 9 Mallard, 7 Cormorants and 2 Pied Wagtails.

Juvenile Black Redstart

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

June 21st
Yet another hot and humid morning as we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and then at Reculver. Birding is a bit of a struggle at the moment with few changes over the last few days. We saw 13 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Linnets, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Ringed Plovers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Corn Buntings, 54 Mallard, 3 Mute Swans, 20 Sand Martins, 2 Teal, 2 Jays and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

June 20th
Although it was still very humid this morning some thin cloud and light breeze off the sea made it bearable. We walked from Reculver to Coldharbour and back before walking inland and saw 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Little Owl, 10 Whitethroats, 5 Little Egrets, 6 Linnets, 3 Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plovers, 14 Mallard, 9 Oystercatchers, 2 Swifts, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redshank, 1 Fulmar, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Kestrel, 1 Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Grey Heron. We also found 2 Marbled Whites.

Turnstone

Monday, 19 June 2017

June 19th
On another hot and humid morning we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and the Oyster Farm before walking inland. We saw 12 Whitethroats, 1 Turtle Dove, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Oystercatchers, 8 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Egrets, 6 Shelduck, 6 Linnets, 24 Mallard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Terns W, 3 Mute Swans, 1 Coot, 1 Corn Bunting and 1 Marsh Harrier.

Little Egret

Sunday, 18 June 2017

June 18th
On another steamy morning we started early and ringed on the Marsh south of the railway line. We saw 1 Cuckoo, 11 Whitethroats, 5 Goldfinches, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Marsh Harrier, 6 Sedge Warblers, 20 Reed Warblers including one ringed in Belgium and 2 Yellow Wagtails.

Birds ringed 32: Wren 6, Chiffchaff 1, Reed Warbler 11, Blue Tit 1, Sedge Warbler 3, Whitethroat 7, Great Tit 1, Dunnock 1, Blackbird 1.