Thursday, 23 October 2014

Oct 23rd
We spent the morning ringing at Reculver where we saw 2 Goldcrests, 2 Redwings, 22 Siskins W, 7 Mute Swans, 31 Chaffinches, 3 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrels, 1 Gadwall, 3 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 2 Chiffchaffs, 10 Song Thrushes, 3 Goldfinches, 6 Jays, 8 Robins,29 Skylarks, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Bramblings.
During his morning's walk round the Oyster Farm, Julian Perry saw 13 Mute Swans, 500 Brent Geese, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin hunting Skylarks, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 3 Redshanks, 3 Turnstones, 4 Stonechats, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Pied Wagtails, 9 Goldfinches and 85 Linnets.
This afternoon a walk from Chamber's Wall to Plumpudding and Coldharbour produced 553 Chaffinches W, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Kestrels, 1 Marsh Harrier, 240 Brent Geese, 11 Curlew, 8 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 16 Turnstone, 25 Grey Plover, 80 Oystercatchers, 45 Linnets, 1 Water Rail, 3 Rock Pipits, 1 Little Egret, 2 Stonechats, 11 Corn Buntngs, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Siskin.

Dark-bellied Brent Geese

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