Saturday, 4 November 2017

November 4th
There was a large movement of Redwings at Bishopstone last night.
The weather had changed this morning with overcast conditions and the threat of rain as I walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour before visiting Reculver on the way home. I saw a good range of species including 39 Redwings, 1 Chiffchaff, 29 Goldfinches, 63 Chaffinches, 21 Fieldfares, 3 Goldcrests, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Blackbirds, 2 Kestrels, 1 male Ring Ouzel, 22 Corn Buntings, 3 Tree Sparrows, 1 Golden Plover, 61 Linnets, 3 Mute Swans, 2 Bramblings W, 90 Mallard, 1 Red-throated Diver E, 2 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Little Egret, 22 Oystercatchers, 6 Wigeon, 1 redhead Goosander (199th) on the sea at Coldharbour with Mallard before it flew W, 5 Gannets E, 1 Firecrest, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Gadwall and 2 Siskins W.

 Goosander - Marc Heath

Marc Heath was also out this morning and started at Shuart where he saw 1 Hawfinch flying W, 2 Bramblings, 90 Redwings and 23 Fieldfares. Walking from Chamber's Wall to the seawall he added 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 10 Corn Buntings, 1 redhead Goosander, 6 Wigeon, 25 Sanderling, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Common Scoter E and 11 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

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