Saturday, 12 August 2017

August 12th
Another morning another ringing session this time at Reculver where we saw 3 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 45 Willow Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Treecreeper (181st), 4 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sparrowhawks, 5 Sedge Warblers, 10 Reed Warblers and 1 Kestrel.

Birds ringed 53: Willow Warbler 32, Chiffchaff 1, Treecreeper 1, Reed Warbler 6, Sedge Warbler 3, Great Tit 1, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 1, Blue Tit 2, Robin 1, Dunnock 1.

Treecreeper

First winter Willow Warbler

Derek Smith was also out this morning and walked from Shuart along the railway embankment and back via Plumpudding. He counted 8 Common Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Sparrowhawks, 4 Kestrels, 18 Redshank, 1 summer plumaged Knot, 2 Sanderling, 42 Ringed Plovers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Yellow Wagtails, 28 Whitethroats, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, 23 Reed Warblers, 16 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs.

Spotted Flycatcher - Derek Smith

Willow Warbler - Derek Smith

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