Wednesday, 15 October 2014

October 15th
We spent the morning ringing at Shuart where we saw 62 Redwings, 10 Blackcaps, 1 Siskin, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Snipe, 38 Song Thrushes, 4 Kestrels, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Bramblings, 1 Redpoll, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrests, 8 Robins, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Ring Ouzels, 1 Grey Heron, 71 Lapwings, 6 Mute Swans, 4 Corn Buntings, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets and 2 Yellowhammers.
Derek Smith was also out this morning at Chamber's Wall, Coldharbour and Green Wall and recorded 115 Redwings SW, 7 Ring Ouzels, 35 Blackbirds, 65 Song Thrushes, 48 Skylarks, 3 Grey Wagtails W, 6 Swallows E, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 16 Chiffchaffs, 60 Reed Buntings, 1 Water Rail, 1+Bearded Tits and 16 Stonechats.
Later, whilst walking along the railway embankment from Shuart, Derek heard and saw a Dusky Warbler (179th) in the trackside bushes. This is the ninth Dusky Warbler to be found on the Marsh. Although it was constantly calling both Derek and Matt only got brief views of the bird as it moved through the bushes. Matt however managed to get the proverbial record shot.




Comma and Dusky Warbler - Matt Hindle

At Grenham Bay this morning Terry Wilson saw 58 Brent Geese, 4 Little Egrets, 1 Wheatear and 1 Grey Heron.
This afternoon Matt visited Reculver and recorded 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechats, 20 Skylarks, 36 Goldfinches, 2 Ring Ouzels, 1 Blackcap, 17 Song Thrushes and 6 Redwings.

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