Friday, 30 May 2014


07.00 at The Patch just 13 Common Terns over the boil with a few Black Headed and Herring Gulls with a few more Gulls on the beach including the Leucistic/worn Herring Gull.
Highlight of a wander around The Moat was a pair of Red-legged Partridges, the south enge of the trapping area and Desert were very quiet. 
At Springfield Bridge I was just about to wander down to the hay fields when The Joker pulled up and told me the wardens had just been walking around them and flushed most things again.
Adult sun bathing yesterday
A check on the Little Owl family saw an adult in the usual place but the 3 young were hiding.
At wander around Scotney in the NE breeze was not particularly pleasant. Avocets were much in evidence as were c200 Swifts and Corn Buntings but only 2 Yellow Wagtails.
 At Springfield Bridge this evening 6+ Hobby's and c50 Swifts, on hayfield 3 still at least 2 drake Garganey but no sign of yesterdays 3 Greenshanks, not surprising when the wardens keep checking the fence around it.
 On Dengemarsh the tern rafts are full of nesting Common Terns and are best watched in the mornings when the sun is behind you, a Cetti's Warbler was singing beside the hide.
Some of the gang in Hayfield 3 this evening!!


  1. Martin, the RSPB just have to shoot these corvids, don't they? Nothing will breed and fledge young with this marauding gang of avian muggers and murderers hanging around!

  2. A Larson trap if used per the guide lines would probably be a more humane way of controlling them Steve, but something needs to be done.