Wednesday, 3 October 2018

October 3rd
We spent the morning ringing at Shuart where we saw 3 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Goldcrest, 14 Siskins W, 5 Ring-necked Parakeets, 11 Skylarks, 6 Corn Buntings, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jays and 1 Firecrest.

Birds ringed 21: Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest 1, Wren 1, Blackcap 8, Great Tit 5, Blue Tit 1, Dunnock 2, Song Thrush 1.

Derek Smith was out for a couple of hours before work this morning and walked from Shuart along the embankment. He counted 4 Kestrels, 26 Meadow Pipits W, 1 Grey Wagtail W, 28 Skylarks NW, 4 Stonechats, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs, 1 Brambling W, 62 Siskins W and 8 Reed Buntings W.
This afternoon Matt walked from Bishopstone to Chamber's Wall and we walked from Chamber's Wall to the Wantsum outflow. Between us we saw 1 adult Peregrine, 6 Corn Buntings, 3 Grey Partridges, 31 Linnets, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Common Buzzards, 63 Stock Doves, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 40 Goldfinches, 7 Mallard, 143 Meadow Pipits, 9 Tunrstone, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 summer plumaged Red-throated Diver and 2 Marsh Harriers.

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