Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Last four Weeks

10th September

Its been a busy period over the last four weeks so no posts and not much photography.  However, a quick note of what I've seen.

 13th Aug. I saw 5 gannets in the misty conditions

14th. 5 greenshanks off the NRA at Seasalter plus a snipe and a couple of yellow wags plus a year tick.......a fulmar. A grey partridge another year tick on the plots.

15th.  Herne Bay Airshow!

16th.,  11 grey plovers, 10 gc grebes, 2 whinchats, 2 stonchats, 1 cetti's, 1 great spot, chiffchaff and lots of whitethroats and goldfinches.

Suffolk for a couple of days visiting Minsmere one afternoon, pretty poor I thought, more birds at Oare and closer then onto the Birdfair Saturday.

25th... c.225 ringed plovers on the beach at SS and a redstart by the pumping station.

28th.. 215 ringed plovers, 5 common sandpipers, a flock of 13 buzzards together, 3 stonechats, 2 whinchats and 1 sedge warbler.

29th.. 9 little terns, c.75 linnets.

30th.. 44 little egrets, 22 g.c.grebes, hardly any waders on the mudflats.

2nd Sept..1 Spotted flycatcher 50yds from the Sportsman, 29 egrets, hardly anything visible on the plots.

3rd.  260 golden plovers by the YC and a cettis at the NRA

5th. 1 hobby perched on a gate just beyond the Sportsman on the pasture.

10th.  2 whinchats, several stonechats and a barn owl

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