Tuesday, 17 October 2017

October 17th (Sandwich Bay)

The main talking point first thing at Sandwich this morning,was about the continuing affect Ophelia was having.However this all changed later,when Sunday`s DUSKY WARBLER was re trapped in the Haven.This was a bit of a surprise as it was first time since Sunday,it had been seen.The bird was very quickly processed,just its fat,muscle score and weight being noted.It weighed 9.0gm and had put on 1.2gm,since Sunday.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

October 15th (New Hythe)

I was ringing in the (west scrub) this morning (0700-0930)

BIRDS RINGED

Chiffchaff  5

Cetti`s Warbler  1

Great Tit  2

Blue Tit  1 + 1 re trap (ringed west scrub,aged 3,on 09 11 2015).

Goldcrest  1

TOTAL  10

Other birds seen - Redwing 4,Green Woodpecker 2,G S Woodpecker 1.

The Chiffchaff,I controlled in the west scrub on the 22 09 17,had been ringed as a 3j (juvenile) at Ruxley,London on 06 08 17.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October 10th (Sandwich Bay and Oare Marshes)

At Sandwich,quite a mixture in the nets this morning.Made up by Blackcaps,Goldcrests,a Redwing,Redpolls,Goldfinches and best of all a Turtle Dove.Although the Dove was an unexpected find in the nets.It has been present in the general area,for over a week now.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

October 8th (Sandwich Bay and Oare Marshes)


The morning was spent ringing at Sandwich.Just over eighty birds were ringed.Most of which were Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests,A nice bonus was two each of Bullfinch and Firecrest.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

October 5th (Oare Marshes)

ONCE IN A WHILE,IT ALL COMES TOGETHER.

Friday, 29 September 2017

September 29th (Sandwich and Oare Marshes)

Long-billed Dowitcher and Common Snipe (Oare)

During the morning I was at Sandwich ringing.Blackcaps,Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests,were again prominent in the nets,although in much smaller numbers than of late.Just before the rain arrived we took advantage of the large numbers of Swallows and House Martins that were moving through,60 House Martins and 3 Swallows were duly caught.