Tuesday, 30 August 2016

August 30th (New Hythe)

(3) young male Blackcap
Rather misty start,clear later (0730-0930) 1X40ft,W scrub.


Blackcap  6

Reed Warbler  1

Dunnock  1

Chiffchaff  8 + 3 retraps two were first caught on 22 07 2016 and one on 30 07 2016

TOTAL  16 + 3 retraps  all were local young birds except for one.which was an adult Chiff.Which had nearly completed its full post breeding moult (most likely to have bred in the area).
(3) young female Blackcap

Saturday, 27 August 2016

August 27th (New Hythe)

A two hour session in the west scrub between 0600-0800,produced four birds.


G S Woodpecker  1

Chiffchaff  2

Treecreeper  1

TOTAL 4 all were young of the year.
G S Woodpecker

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

August 24th (New Hythe)

Lesser Whitethroat
Clear start,light overcast later,very warm.(1X40ft,west scrub,0600-0900).


Blackbird  1

Blackcap  8

Wren  1

Chiffchaff  4

Lesser Whitethroat  1

TOTAL  15 (all were local young birds of the year).

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

August 23rd (Oare Marshes)

B T Godwit
Golden Plover
Avocet,Curlew Sandpiper,Little Stint,Ringed Plover and Dunlin.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

August 16th (Oare Marshes)

I spent the morning at Oare marshes with five friends.High tide was about mid day and as a result the east flood was jam packed.Amongst the numerous B T Godwits,Avocets,Redshank,Dunlin and Golden Plover we noted,1 R L Plover,4 Little Stints,4 Greenshank and 2 Common Tern.We failed to locate the Spotted Redshanks and Bonaparte`s Gull.Our species total count was 45.
Grey Heron,Reed Warbler,Whimbrel and Little Stints.

Monday, 15 August 2016

August 15th (New Hythe)

Lesser Whitethroat
Clear,light northerly (1X40ft) west scrub (0600-0830)


Blackcap  5

Lesser Whitethroat  1

Robin  1

Garden Warbler  1

Reed Warbler  1

TOTAL  9  all the birds were local young of the year.
Blackcap (3j) young male

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

August 9th (New Hythe)

Willow Warbler (3) young bird.
Clear,moderate northerly (0600-0930) 1X40ft,west scub.

Nice mixed catch this morning.


Chiffchaff  1

Willow Warbler 1

Robin  1

Reed Warbler  1

Blackcap  7

Long-tailed Tit  2 + 1 retrap (ringed west scrub on 09 11 2015)

TOTAL 13 + 1 retrap

Friday, 5 August 2016

August 5th (Sandwich Bay)

light overcast to start,clear later (0530-1200)

Just under seventy birds were ringed.The most notable being - 6 Garden Warblers,10 Willow Warblers,11 Sedge Warblers and 7 Reed Warblers.
Restharrow Scrape (Little Egret and first year Spoonbill)