Wednesday, 20 September 2017


On my way home from Sandwich on the 20th,I looked in on Oare Marshes,As at Sandwich,House Martins and Swallows were much in evidence, all heading west,at Sandwich they were heading north.

Photo`s Peregrine,Little Stint,Curlew Sandpiper,Dunlins and Ruff.

During the morning of the 20th,I was busy ringing at Sandwich.Clear conditions,with a light SW wind opened the flood gates and Swallows and House Martins came poring through,with estimates of 100,000 House Martins and 40,000 Swallows.Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs,were also much in evidence with an estimate of 300 for each.A total of 675 birds were ringed,of which 342 were House Martins,202 Blackcaps and 106 Chiffchaffs.On the 19th a Blyth`s Reed Warbler was trapped,a first for the Bay and a Arctic Warbler was caught on the 10th.

New Hythe (West Scrub)  17th.


Blackcap  6

Chiffchaff  11

L T Tit  2

Great Tit  3

Willow Warbler  1

Wren  1

Goldcrest 1


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