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

BIRDS RINGED

Long-tailed Tit  1

Blue Tit  1

Chiffchaff  2

Blackcap  20

TOTAL  24

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)

(O600-1230)

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)

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

BIRDS RINGED

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.