Sunday, 30 August 2015

August 30th
We began the morning ringing at Shuart where we counted 2 Grey Herons, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 16 Linnets, 14 Willow Warblers, 25 Long-tailed Tits, 18 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Kestrels, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Sedge Warblers, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. 1 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 8 Reed Warblers.
After this we spent an hour at the Towers from 1000 and saw 8 Sandwich Terns E, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Teal W, 1 Arctic Skua E, 7 Gannets E, 2 Common Terns, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Wigeon W, which amazingly was our first Wigeon of the year for the area.
 Inland at Reculver there was also a Treecreeper and a Goldcrest and in addition to this Dave Smith saw a Short-eared Owl at the Oyster Farm.

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