Weather,clear,warm,very light northwest.730am-9am.
As I walked past the sunken marsh a Grey Wagtail flew over from the direction of the river and a Sparrowhawk,one of two seen today was flying over the marsh at Burham.On Abbey Mead not much had changed from the 22nd,the Wigeon,Gadwall and Shoveler were all still present.Two Cetti`s called from the sunken marsh,with another three around the banks of Abbey Mead,Bullfinches were again present in the Hawthorns,along with three Blackcaps.A quick walk through the east scrub produced another three Blackcaps,a hunting Sparrowhawk and two Jays.Walking back to the car along the Mill stream I had the Kingfisher again and one singing Blackcap.
September 24th 1983 - weather,some cloud,mild,light southerly.
New Hythe - river - Green Sandpiper 3,Hawthorns - Lesser Whitethroat 2,Common Whitethroat 1,Cetti`s 2.
Burham marsh - Cetti`s two in the dyke,meadow - Heron 3 and Teal 7.Fifteen Mallard were along the river and two early Fieldfare were seen.