Saturday, 21 July 2018

July 21st
We spent a sunny morning ringing on the Marsh south of the railway and saw 10 Goldfinches, 46 Mallard flying S, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers, the first of the autumn, 12 Whitethroats, 1 Green Woodpecker, 15 Linnets, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Reed Warblers, 13 Sedge Warblers and 1 Grey Heron.

Birds ringed 46: Willow Warbler 1, Linnet 4, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 10, Reed Bunting 5, Reed Warbler 13, Whitethroat 8, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Chaffinch 1, Dunnock 1, Blackbird 1.

Juvenile Grasshopper Warbler

Derek Smith was out between 0500 and 0900 and walked from Shuart to Plumpudding and Coldharbour. Birds he saw included 15 Little Egrets, 3 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Sandpipers, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin, 8 Reed Warblers and 2 Blackcaps.

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