Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Halling Common,September 29th.

7:45am -,quite clear,light west.Birds of note,Little Egret 1,which flew north,Cetti`s 3,Snipe 1,Stonechat (male and female),Linnet 6,Meadow Pipit 40+ (feeding),Pied Wagtail 1,Sedge Warbler 2,Chiffchaff 2,Lapwing 18 (resting on marsh),Goldfinch 10,Greenfinch 4,Magpie 15,Swallow 3,Skylark 4 (over),Reed Bunting 6,Yellowhammer 4,Chaffinch 2 and Sparrowhawk 2, one of which was seen in the distance over the Downs at Upper Halling along with 1 Buzzard.

Alba Wagtail numbers have been noticeably low for quite a few years now in this part of the Medway valley.

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