Wednesday, 25 November 2009

weather,cloud clearing,less wind,not as mild,west/southwest.
8:am-9:am I walked from the Brookland car park,round the Sunken marsh (river path) then back to my car following the path between Abbey Mead lake at the southern edge of the marsh.
Full list of birds seen - Blue Tit,Great Tit,L T Tit,Chaffinch,Redwing (15) Fieldfare (6) Wren,Robin,Magpie,Jay,Reed Bunting (2) B h Gull,Common Gull (2) Cormorant,Heron,Water Rail ( 1 heard) Tufted Duck,Pochard,Mallard,Teal,Carrion Crow,Shoveler (19 Brookland) Cetti`s Warbler (4 heard) Magpie,Coot,Moorhen,Wood Pigeon,Blackbird,Song Thrush (2) Pheasant (2) Green Woodpecker (1) Starling and Redshank (1).

After I had finished at New Hythe I then walked around the river path at Holborough.Birds noted - Stonechat 2,Grey Wagtail 1,Common Sandpiper 1,Redshank 6,Common Snipe 1,Lapwing 15 and Reed Bunting 2.

During the afternoon I went along to Halling Common,by then there was a little bit more cloud,though it was still bright (river low) birds noted - Little Egret 1,Stonechat 2 and Curlew 1.

Burham marsh,November 24th,1991.
Birds noted - Lapwing 1000,Redshank 20,Teal 400,Jackdaw 20,Stock Dove 20,Dunlin 50,Bearded Tit 15 and Meadow Pipit 4.

New Hythe - Long eared Owl 2.

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