Wednesday, 31 October 2018

October 31st
With a complete change in the weather we walked from Reculver to Coldharbour with no wind blowing and in bright sunshine. We counted 4 Little Egrets, 10 Skylarks, 18 Redshank, 18 Meadow Pipits, 33 Cormorants, 6 Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Stonechat, 1 Golden Plover, 8 Mute Swans, 11 Oystercatchers, 39 Goldfinches, 6 Turnstone, 1 Green Woodpecker, 12 Linnets, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Curlew, 18 Mallard, 2 Sanderling, 6 Corn Buntings, 39 Lapwings W, 2 Short-eared Owls, 1 Rock Pipit and 4 Pied Wagtails.
Derek Smith was also out birding this morning and between 0800 and 1000 walked from Shuart to the embankment and counted 1 Merlin hunting near Shuart, 350 Fieldfares, 150 Redwings, 80 Blackbirds, 18 Skylarks NW, 5 alba Wagtails W, 8 Crossbills W, 38 Siskins W, 22 Chaffinches W, 15 Redpolls W, 1 Chiffchaff and 35 Goldcrests.
This afternoon we had a walk at Chamber's Wall where we saw 10 Blackbirds, 12 Redwings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Jack Snipe disturbed from the edge of a field, 52 Fieldfares, 1 Kestrel and 1 Green Woodpecker.

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