Monday, 16 September 2019

September 16th
I had limited time this morning so I spent 45 minutes walking around Reculver bushes and the Towers. I saw 15 Chiffchaffs, 6 Goldfinches, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wheatear, 1 House Martin and 4 Robins on the rocks at the car park.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

September 15th
On another beautiful autumn morning we completed the same walk as yesterday and saw 2 Swallows, 37 Chiffchaffs, 2 Little Owls, 14 Cormorants, 4 Corn Buntings, 2 Grey Partridges, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 53 Linnets, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Goldcrests, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Little Egrets, 8 Turnstone, 2 Wheatears, 6 Sandwich Terns W, 1 Greenshank, 91 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Grey Herons, 3 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Goldfinches and 1 Common Buzzard.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

September 14th
On a glorious early autumn morning we walked from Chamber's Wall along the Green Wall and back by way of Coldharbour. We recorded 12 Chiffchaffs, 2 Grey Herons, 122 Linnets, 5 Goldfinches, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 2 Golden Plovers, 2 Swallows, 9 Corn Buntings, 1 Stonechat, 19 Cormorants, 2 Little Egrets, 14 Ringed Plovers, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 32 Mallard, 3 Coot and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Spotted Flycatcher


Friday, 13 September 2019

September 13th
This morning we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and back along the Green Wall and railway embankment. It was pretty quiet but we did manage to see 1 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaffs, 6 Swallows, 77 Linnets, 94 Mallard, 9 Corn Buntings, 2 Wheatears, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Robins, 1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Common Buzzard.

Whimbrel

Thursday, 12 September 2019

September 12th
We spent an increasingly warm morning ringing at Reculver and saw 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 35 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, 8 Reed Warblers, 1 Tree Pipit W, 2 Goldcrests, 2 House Martins W, 14 Swallows W, 4 Sand Martins W, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 10 Long-tailed Tits and 1 Jay.

Birds ringed 54: Long-tailed Tit 2, Chiffchaff 11, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 23, Reed Warbler 6, Blue Tit 3, Robin 2, Dunnock 2, Blackbird 3.

First year male Blackcap

This afternoon we walked from  Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and recorded a good westerly passage of hirundines. In 70 minutes we counted 1,400 Swallows, 1,050 House Martins and 350 Sand Martins.
Other birds we saw included 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 110 Mallard, 3 Little Egrets, 12 Sandwich Terns W, 3 Knot W, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 3 Wheatears, 13 Corn Buntings and 3 Chiffchaffs.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

September 11th
On a breezy morning we walked from Reculver to Shuart and counted 7 Chiffchaffs, 8 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Redshank, 17 Turnstone, 1 Greenshank, 11 Goldfinches, 42 Linnets, 27 Swallows W and 140 feeding over maize fields, 24 Sand Martins W, 4 Wheatears, 3 Grey Herons, 15 Ringed Plovers, 7 Kestrels, 1 Hobby, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 1 Goldcrest, 1 adult winter Mediterranean Gull W, 24 Meadow Pipits, 1 Mallard, 3 Sandwich Terns, 200 House Sparrows at the stables, 1 Common Buzzard and 1 Reed Warbler.
Terry Wilson counted the birds at the high tide roost at Plumpudding lagoon where he saw 80 Oystercatchers, 12 Ringed Plovers, 10 Turnstone and 25 Sanderlings.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

September 10th
We spent a lovely sunny morning ringing at Shuart where we saw 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Herons, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 1 Whinchat, 15 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 100 Linnets, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Common Buzzards, 3 Kestrels, 1 Ringed Plover, 14 Greenfinches, 2 Jays, 17 Swallows, 1 Whimbrel W, 1 Hobby, 6 House Martins and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Birds ringed 65: Wren 2, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 9, Reed Bunting 12, Sedge Warbler 7, Reed Warbler 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Robin 1, Blue Tit 2, Whinchat 1, Goldfinch 4, Whitethroat 3, Great Tit 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Greenfinch 8, Dunnock 3, Blackbird 3.

First year Whinchat