Wednesday, 16 August 2017

August 16th (Sandwich Bay)

A male juvenile Blackbird,with unusual plumage colouring.

I spent this morning ringing at Sandwich.There was a reasonable fall of birds (the night sky was mainly clear),just over eighty birds were ringed,with a good overall selection.Garden Warblers,Reed Warblers,Willow Warblers,Sedge Warblers,Blackcaps and best of all another Nightingale,amongst others.

Friday, 11 August 2017

August 11th (New Hythe)

Goldfinch and Chiffchaff (juveniles)

Sunny and warm (0800-1000) East scrub.

BIRDS SEEN - Sparrowhawk 1,Nightingale 2,Common Whitethroat 4,Lesser Whitethroat 1 and Goldfinch 50+.

BIRDS RINGED

Chiffchaff  3

Goldfinch  4

Dunnock  1

Blue Tit  1

Great Tit  2

Blackcap  5

TOTAL  16

Sunday, 6 August 2017

August 6th Sandwich Bay)

Green Woodpecker (juv) Willow Warbler and Wood Warbler.

I spent this morning ringing at Sandwich.It was a rather chilly start,but later warmed up nicely.Although the night sky was clear,there was a good fall of birds.Most of which were Willow Warblers,with 85 ringed.The best bird caught in the nets was a nice Wood Warbler.the third so far this autumn.Late July,early August is a good time to see this species in Kent.

Friday, 4 August 2017

August 4th (New Hythe)

Whitethroat (juvenile 3j )

Nightingale (young bird 3)

Ringing this morning in the West Scrub (0600-0900)

BIRDS RINGED

Nightingale  1

Reed Warbler  1

Song Thrush  1

Blackcap  12

Common Whitethroat  1

Wren  1  (all were young of the year ) TOTAL  (17)