Tuesday, 13 April 2021

April 13th (New Hythe)

First ringing session of the year (06:30 - 08:00)

Brook House  ---Two Nightingales on site,both caught.

One was a new adult male (6) and the other was a bird that I first caught on the 18 05 2016,as an adult (6),so is a least six years old.I only heard one more bird and that was singing in the East scrub.

Most of  our breeding Nightingales should have arrived by now.I believe bad weather further south has been holding them up.Hopefully by next week they will be back on site. 

                                 


Thursday, 8 April 2021

April 8th and 9th (New Hythe)

I haven't heard any more Nightingales on sight.Since the one on the 2nd,plenty of Blackcaps though.

I heard this morning (9th) from the head ranger.That he had also heard a Nightingale,but in a different part of the Park about a week ago.

One Common Whitethroat  this morning,along the Mill Stream towards the dipping pond.











                                                     









Cetti`s Warbler (two different birds)

  

Friday, 2 April 2021

April 2nd (Nightingale)

Whilst walking through the East scrub this morning.I heard my earliest ever Nightingale,only just a short burst,but it was cold.



March 30th at 10:45,five Common Buzzards flew low over my garden.

March 29th,one Red Kite was seen over plough,just west of Snodland.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Monday, 22 March 2021

March 22nd (Burham marsh)












I watched the Great White Egret for about three minutes.Before it flew off north at around 08:20.

The Red-necked Grebe was photographed on Abbey Mead,on the 19th. 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

March 18th (Burham marsh)


Cloudy, occasional drizzle- O900-10:30 (meadow north of Burham church).

Canada Goose 63  Greylag 44  White -fronted 13  Gadwall 2  Mallard  6   Teal  4  Little Egret 2  Grey Heron 1  Med Gull 1  Black -headed Gull 20  Green Sandpiper 1  Black-tailed Godwit 2  Lapwing 4  Oystercatcher 1  Starling 60.



Sunday, 14 March 2021

March 14th (Burham marsh)









This morning thirteen White-fronts were present on the marsh.The last time a flock was seen on the marsh (seven birds) was in mid December 1993.