This morning we had intended to walk from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and along the seawall but as we were half way between the railway and the seawall we received a call from Marc Heath to say that there was a Grasshopper Warbler (150th) singing south of the railway. By the time we got there it had stopped singing and had probably moved on south but we were rewarded by finding a superb male Pied Flycatcher (151st) which spent about five minutes living up to its name before moving on.
|Male Pied Flycatcher|
Next we visited Shuart and recorded 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
On the way home we dropped in at Reculver and saw 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Whitehroat, 3 Reed Warblers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mallard, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 2 Jays.
On his early morning walk from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and the Green Wall in addition to the Grasshopper Warbler, Marc recorded 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcaps, 6 Red-legged Partridges, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Greylag Geese, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Jays, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Skylarks, 15 Whitethroats, 5 Reed Warblers, 14 Sedge Warblers, 4 Grey Partridges, 28 Mediterranean Gulls E, 1 Cuckoo, 1 House Martin, 5 Reed Buntings, 3 Marsh Harriers, 5 Shelduck, 3 Swallows, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Curlew, 2 Grey Herons, 1 Corn Bunting and 1 Kestrel.
|Mediterranean Gulls - Marc Heath|
Between 0730 and 1300 Derek Smith and Kerry McDonnell birded from Shuart, along the embankment to Coldharbour and back via Netherhale. They saw 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose W, 1 Eider, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Common Buzzards, 52 Mediterranean Gulls W, 2 Common Terns, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel W, 3 Cuckoos, 4 Ring-necked Parakeets, 6 Song Thrushes N, 1 Redwing N, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Common Redstart, 38 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 36 Whitethroats, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Willow Warblers, 11 Chiffchaffs, 18 Blackcaps, 6 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Coal Tit (152nd) moving W along the railway embankment and 8 Corn Buntings.
Julian and Alex Perry found 2 Red Kites at Potten Street this morning.
|Red Kite - Alex Perry|