Friday, 12 July 2013

Bits and Pieces

07.30 at The Patch: 4 Little Gulls, 8 Mediterranean Gulls among the usual species of Gulls and Terns. The Black Redstart still singing behind the hide though looking decidedly scruffy. 
1st summer Little Gull
 At the observatory the juvenile House Martin still thriving on its diet of moths.
 At the ARC from Hanson a Reed Warbler still singing in front the hide. On the islands 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 8 Little Egrets with 2 more at the south end. At the screen the pair of Swallows still in residence and at the pines a Cuckoo, a Hobby and a Marsh Harrier. From Dennis's Hide 100s of eclipse wildfowl and 11 Dunlin on an island.
This afternoon at Dengemarsh plenty of activity on the Tern rafts and seemingly thriving this year, also 3 Red-crested Pochards, a Hobby, and 3 Marsh Harriers.
At Scotney little of note.
Early evening at The Midrips 31 Avocet including a colour ringed individual, 2 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel, 8 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 6 Ringed Plovers, 12 Oystercatchers, the injured Bar-tailed Godwit that has been present since May, 2 Wheatears, a Marsh Harrier and c50 Sand Martins.

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