Sunday, 16 April 2017

April 16th
On an unpleasant morning with a brisk, cold, WNW wind blowing we completed our regular walk from Chamber's Wall to the Oyster Farm. We saw 3 Whitethroats, 26 Goldfinches W, 2 Reed Warblers, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers, 11 Linnets W, 13 Mallard, 14 Shelduck, 29 Meadow Pipits W, 2 Redshank, 16 Swallows W, 72 Carrion Crows, 10 Oystercatchers, 13 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Egret, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Sedge Warblers, 8 Sand Martins W, 1 Lapwing and 1 Yellowhammer.

Male Linnet

We met Derek Smith, who had walked from Shuart along the railway embankment, at the Chamber's Wall crossing and walked up to Coldharbour with him before he continued back via Plumpudding. He recorded 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, 4 Shoveler, 1 House Martin W, 42 Swallows W, 3 Yellow Wagtails W, 34 Meadow Pipits W, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Whitethroats, 24 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers and 6 Cetti's Warblers.

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