Monday, 1 June 2015

Early June 2015

June 10th. The 9 Spoonbill remained on Tennyson Sands. Around were 3 Cuckoo.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 2 new birds: a Meadow Pipit and a Dunnock; and 2 retrap Whitethroat.

June 9th. Up to 9 Spoonbill were on Tennyson Sands. Birds around included a first-summer Montagu's Harrier, 3 Cuckoo, a Turtle Dove, 85 Starling and a Mistle Thrush. North went 4 Common Scoter, 31 Sandwich Tern and 8 Gannet. Offshore were 20 Little Tern.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 6 new birds: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Robin, a Linnet and 3 Great Tit; and 3 retraps: 2 Whitethroat and a Dunnock.

June 8th. The 7 Spoonbill remained on Tennyson's Sands. Birds around were a first-summer Montagu's Harrier, a Great Skua, 6 Goosander, 500 Knot, 490 Sanderling, 90 Starling 6 Turtle Dove and 3 Cuckoo. Heading north were 3 Fulmar.
 Also present were a Water Vole, 2 Painted Lady, several Silver Y and a Bordered Straw.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 6 new birds: a Linnet, 4 Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 7 retraps: a Linnet, 4 Long-tailed Tit, a Dunnock and a Wren.

Bordered Straw, 8 June 2015.
Photo - Nige Lound
June 7th. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Nightingale, a Red Kite, a Peregrine, a Marsh Harrier, a harrier sp, a Buzzard, a Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 5 Jay. On Tennyson's Sands were 7 Spoonbill and a Little Gull. Going south were 450 Swift.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 8 new birds: a Linnet, a Whitethroat, a Dunnock, 4 Starling and a Jay; and 2 retraps: a Linnet and a Whitethroat.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by David and Liv Vincent, which included the 4th C.E.S session of the year, resulted in a total of 46 new birds and 17 retraps. The new birds were 16 Chaffinch, 9 Greenfinch, 5 Dunnock, 4 Great Tit, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackbird and singles of Blackcap, Goldfinch, Swallow, Linnet, Woodpigeon, Turtle Dove and Nightingale. The retraps were 5 Greenfinch, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch and singles of Goldfinch, Dunnock, Lesser Whitethroat and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Turtle Dove, ringed 7th June 2015.
Photo - Liv Vincent.
Turtle Dove, ringed 7th June 2015.
Photo - David Vincent.
Nightingale, ringed 7th June 2015.
Photo - David Vincent.
Noisy Jay, the 20th ringed here this year, 7 June 2015.
 Photo - George Gregory
June 6th. Moderately strong south-westerly wind.
 Around were a Mediterranean Gull, a Buzzard, a Garden Warbler, 8 Turtle Dove and 2 Cuckoo. On Tennyson Sands were 9 Black-tailed Godwit. Heading south were 41 Swift and 3 House Martin, and north a Whimbrel.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 2 new birds: a Blackcap and a Dunnock; and a retrap Great Tit.

Mediterranean Gull,  6 June 2015.
Photo - Stuart Ainsworth
June 5th. Brief thunderstorms with heavy rain mid morning.
 Tennyson's Sands held 3 Spoonbill in the afternoon. Birds around included 2 Cuckoo and 2 Turtle Dove. Flying south were 120 Swift, and east an Osprey.
 A storm-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 3 new birds: 2 Chaffinch and a Dunnock; and 3 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff and a Whitethroat.
 A Painted Lady was found by Ian Hurst.

Painted Lady, 5 June 2015.
Photo - Ian Hurst
June 4th. On Tennyson's Sands were a Spoonbill, which flew off east early morning, and 5 Little Gull. On Jackson's Marsh later were 3 Spoonbill. Around were 4 Cuckoo, a Crossbill and a Buzzard.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Mike Polling, provided 3 new birds: a Linnet and 2 Dunnock; and 5 retraps: a Wren, 2 Dunnock, a Whitethroat and a Chaffinch.

June 3rd. The Spoonbill was still on Tennyson's Sands. Birds around included a Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Jay, 3 Turtle Dove and 5 Cuckoo. Going south were 38 Swift and 3 House Martin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 3 new birds: a Chaffinch, a Meadow Pipit and a Blackbird; and 4 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting and a Blackbird.

June 2nd. Wet and windy.
 The Spoonbill remained on Tennyson Sands. Around were 2 Cuckoo. Heading south were 100+ Swift.

June 1st. On Tennyson's Sands was a Spoonbill. Birds around included 4 Jay and a Cuckoo. Flying south were 65 Swift and 40 House Martin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 2 new birds: a Chiffchaff and a Garden Warbler; and a retrap Lesser Whitethroat.

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