Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September 28th (New Hythe)

Light overcast to start,clear later,light SW (0630-0930) 1X40ft West Scrub.

The sun reflecting on the net stopped play from about 0845


Long-tailed Tit  1

Blue Tit  1

Chiffchaff  2

Blackcap  20


A Kingfisher flew up from the stream which runs along the southern end of the East Scrub and a little while later Rooks and Jackdaws past over SW from their roost site.Which I believe is just across the river in the Eccles island area.There was also noticeably more Robins and Chaffinches about.

I had news today of the Blackcap I controlled at New Hythe (West Scrub on the 22nd.

S181910  (3) M Blackcap,ringed Icklesham,Sussex  17 09 2016, 0600 w.t 16.5g

controlled New Hythe (West Scrub) 22 09 2016,0700  w.t 19.5g. 49Km NNW

A number of birds move north in the autumn,before eventually turning south for the winter.

Monday, 26 September 2016

September 26th (Sandwich Bay and Oare Marshes)


BIRDS RINGED   68 Blackcaps,55 Chiffchaffs,1 Firecrest,1Tree Pipit,1 Willow Warbler and 2 Goldcrests.
On the way back to Snodland,I stopped off at Oare Marshes (Little Stints and Golden Plover)

Thursday, 22 September 2016

September 22nd (New Hythe)

Clear overnight,light overcast first thing (0630-1000) 1X40ft.West Scrub


Robin  1

Long-tailed Tit  1

Reed Warbler  2

Great Tit  1

Chiffchaff  15

Blackcap  21 + 1 control

TOTAL  41 + 1 control

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

September 20th (Sandwich Bay)

Mistle Thrush (3) a young bird.Not many of these are ringed at the Bay during the year.
Heavy rain not long after dawn,dry later.(0600-1330).

If rain had not stopped play for an hour or more.We probably would have caught a lot more birds,as it was we ringed 122.The bulk being made up of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps.Singles of Goldcrest,Mistle Thrush and Pied Flycatcher,along with two Lesser Whitethroats were also ringed.