Friday, 21 November 2014

Along with four others,I had another excellent ringing session with members of the Swale wader ringing group on the marshes at Harty,Isle of Sheppey.We met up at 730pm,high tide was at 11pm.

We caught a nice variety of birds 72 in all.My thanks to Rodney Smith.

Teal  (1)

Shelduck (5) which included one nice adult male.

Knot  (1)

Redshank  (15) mainly adults.

Dunlin  (42)  mainly adults.

Bar-tailed Godwit  (3) + (1) retrap a female from Dec 2011.

Curlew (2)

Lapwing  (2) adults.

Driving along the Capel Fleet road to Harty.I had excellent close views of two Barn Owls out hunting.A third bird was seen close to our ringing base at Harty.

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