Sunday, 30 October 2011

October 30th (New Hythe)

There was no sign of the Great White Egret at New Hythe this morning.Perhaps it had moved over to Sheppey as one was seen there during the day.
I did however note two of its smaller cousins along with good numbers of Mallard (80+) Teal (25) Shoveler (5) (Redshank (1) Lapwing (7) Grey Heron (5) Fieldfares,Redwings,Water Rail (1) Bullfinch (4) and Cetti`s Warbler (3).

A ringing session in the garden produced (2) Blue and (12) Goldfinch.I have now ringed (72) of the latter species in the garden since the start of the year,with only one retrap.


  1. We saw a GWE from the raptor viewpoint on Sheppey on 22 Oct - I think that one's been there a while.

    Pretty remarkable Goldfinch figures!

  2. Hi,yes I think there must be at least two in the county (GWE)

  3. Hi Alan.
    Not a bad walk, and well done with seeing the Water Rail. Not many people have see one down there.