Friday, 12 October 2018

October 12th
On another blustery morning we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and on to the Oyster Farm and recorded 5 Redwings, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Song Thrushes, 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 11 Chaffinches, 1 Brambling, 27 Skylarks, 2 Corn Buntings, 30 Reed Buntings, 8 Mallard, 23 Linnets, 2 Stonechats, 2 Coot, 11 Oystercatchers, 1 Wheatear, 2 Kestrels, 3 Grey Herons and 1 Jay.
Dave Smith was also out this morning and walked from Reculver to Chamber's Wall and back via the railway embankment and Green Wall. Birds he saw included 1 Merlin, 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Bramblings, 1 Wheatear and plenty of Song Thrushes and Redwings.
Chris Tedder had a walk from Shuart to Reculver via a very windy seawall during the late morning and afternoon. Amongst other birds she saw were 33 Chaffinches W, 22 Meadow Pipits, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Buzzard, 8 Skylarks, 2 Greenfinches, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Redwings, 3 Lapwings, 3 Mute Swans, 5 Reed Buntings, 2 Corn Buntings, 2 Siskins W, 1 Brambling W, 220 Linnets, 7 Goldfinches, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 summer plumaged Red-throated Diver, 3 Wheatears, 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Grey Plover, 111 Oystercatchers, 11 Redshank, 15 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plovers, 52 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Herons and 4 Kestrels. Amongst butterflies she saw was one Painted Lady and there were also 2 Common Seals offshore.

Wheatear - Chris Tedder

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