Friday, 16 September 2011

Jokers First Shag On The Reserve

A walk around The Point, The ARC, The Reserve and Dengemarsh found totals of birds of note in and around the bushes 65 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 9 Blackcaps, 13 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Bearded Tits, 6 Northern Wheatears, 4 Whinchats, 6 Stonechats, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 18 Siskins, 2 Great Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Green Woodpeckers,  14 Yellow Wagtails, 300+ Swallows and 100+ Sand Martins moving south. On the pits 2 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, 1 Knot, 2 Turnstones, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Dunlin, mixed flock of 500+ Lapwing and Golden Plovers, 1 Little Gull, 1 Black Tern, 1 Hobby, 5 Marsh Harriers, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 14 Little Egrets, the leucistic Heron and finally the infamous 1w Shag.

Jokers first

The Ahh factor!

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