Monday, 30 May 2011

May 30th (New Hythe)

8.00-9.30 river nearly at low tide,overcast first thing.
This morning I looked at Brookland lake,the river and Sunken marsh.
I saw or heard 4 Cetti`s Warblers,10 Reed Warblers,6 Common Whitethroats,2 Lesser Whitethroats,3 Blackcaps,2 Nightingale,2 Cuckoo (male and female) 1 Chiffchaff,3 Chaffinhch,4 Goldfinch,3 Greenfinch,2 Dunnock,2 Wrens,2 Great Tits,several families of Blue Tits,4 Cormorant,2 Mute Swans,34 B h Gulls,3 L B B Gulls,5 Herring Gulls,3 Crows,8 Wood Pigeons,1 Turtle Dove,1 Stock Dove,4 Coots,2 Moorhen,2 Mute Swans,8 Grey Herons,1 Sparrowhawk,35 Common Swifts,17 Mallard,7 Canada Geese, 1 Ostercatcher,2 Robins,2 Blackbirds,1 Reed Bunting,2 Magpie and 1 Song Thrush.

Later during the afternoon I saw one Oystercatcher flying along the Medway at Aylesford.

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