Tuesday, 16 September 2014

16th September 2014

Weather: SE-2, warm and sunny

In the first couple of minutes this morning it was obvious there had been a small overnight fall of Warblers, Thrushes and Chats. As usual Lingham Lane was the best site which held Willow Warbler (2), Chiffchaff (7) and Blackcap (14). Numbers of Robins were higher today than of late and a small arrival of thrushes included Blackbird (11) and Song Thrush (5). 2 Whinchat dropped in mid-afternoon near the western Kissing gate whilst 3 Goldcrest were in the nature trail. A single Lesser Whitethroat was in coastal scrub near the Lighthouse pond mid afternoon.

Other migrants on the move today included Grey Wagtail (11), Meadow Pipit (45), Jay (4), Snipe (2) and Jackdaw (11)

Raptors on the move included Buzzard (7), Sparrowhawk (3), Kestrel  (1), Peregrine (2) and a Short eared Owl flew high southwest.

Other birds seen today were Med Gull (2), Kingfisher and Greenshank (1) 

So no surprises today but a lovely day with plenty of nice birds to see on a beautiful September day.


Greenshank on the flood tide (KD)

One of several Chiffchaffs fly catching from the Lingham  ivy hedges (AMC)

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