Sunday, 19 October 2014

Just bits and bobs this last week

Sunday 11th I had a short visit to Seasalter again seeing a merlin and c.600 golden plovers on the back stubble fields.

Tues, 14th. Another one hour visit to SS this time finding a snipe in a muddy part of the reedbed plus c.2500 brents, a big influx. Also 6 swallows, 2 wheatears ans a few stonechats.

Thurs 16th. A bit more time today so a visit to Wraik Hill which apart from a sparrowhawk didn't add much to the list, hoped for redwings but only 3 song thrushes etc.  A walk around the 'Alberta' field revealed 4 clouded yellows and a few stonechats plus the swan family complete with their seven cygnets.

Fri. 17th. Hoped initially for the Izzy shrike to be on view at Sandwich but not to be and lso dipped on the Dartford warbler.

Sat. 18th. A visit to Hampton revealed one purple sandpiper and the short visit to Reculver was a waste of time especially finding out that a SEO was seen back at SS coming in off the sea!

Sun.19th. Back to SS and counted the birds on the 'island' roost by the tractor finding; 340 ringed plovers, 1 wheatear, 36 redshank, 1 sanderling, c.140 turnstones, 2 g.b.b.guls, 18 blk hd gulls, 7 common gulls, 17 herring gullls, 260 brents, c.150 dunlin, and best of and not seen for a few years a little stint feeding on the island.

Little Stint

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