Saturday, 21 September 2019

Late September 2019



Sunday 22nd September – Autumn Migration: The Day List

07.00-19.00

Last year we saw an amazing 117 species – can we break the 100 barrier again ? Join our local expert for all or part of the day. With visible migration watch, waders on the estuary, waterbirds on the lagoons and migrants in the scrub, raptor watching on the upper deck of the Visitor Centre - this promises to be a memorable day for all. Previous sightings on this event have included Spoonbill, Crane, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Barred Warbler. Meet at the Beach Car Park at 0700 or join us during the day.

September 21st. On Tennysons Sands were 10 Avocet, 67 Lapwing, a Ruff and 8 Spotted Redshank; and on Croftmarsh 102 Pink-footed Goose. Around, including birds trapped, were 2 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 103 Teal, 5 Pintail, 13 Shoveler, 22 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, a Grey Heron, 4 Spoonbill, 2 Sparrowhawk, 132 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Stint, a Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 48 Sandwich Tern, a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stock Dove, a Tawny Owl, 28 Goldcrest, 13 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Starling, 7 Song Thrush, a Redwing, a Pied Flycatcher, 4 Stonechat, a Whinchat and 2 Wheatear. Flying south were 19 Wigeon, a Red-throated Diver, 11 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 5 Starling, a Rock Pipit and a Lapland Bunting; north 2 Arctic Skua; and north-west were 400 Pink-footed Goose.

 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Jenni Godber, provided a new Blackcap; and 5 retraps: a Dunnock, a Blackbird, 2 Blackcap and a Great Tit.
 Insects of note included a Willow Emerald Damselfly and a Red-veined Darter.
Willow Emerald Damselfly, male, 21st September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Mid September 2019

September 20th. A Common Rosefinch was briefly in the East Dunes in the late evening prior to flying north with Linnets. On Tennyson's Sands were 14 Avocet, 126 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin, a Little Stint, 10 Spotted Redshank; and on Croftmarsh 134 Pink-footed Goose. Around, including birds trapped, were 7 Wigeon, 228 Teal, 8 Pintail, 38 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, a Grey Partridge, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Spoonbill, a Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 7 Greenshank, 8 Snipe, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl, 5 Kestrel, a Merlin, 22 Goldcrest, 11 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 13 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, a Reed Warbler, a Treecreeper, 2 Starling, 6 Song Thrush, a Redwing, 3 Redstart, a Black Redstart, 19 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, a Grey Wagtail, a Tree Pipit and a Yellowhammer. 2 Lapland Bunting went south in the mornin. Also going south were 95 Pink-footed Goose, 10 Wigeon, 3 Buzzard, 6 Skylark, a Sand Martin, 31 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 8 Starling, 117 Meadow Pipit, 22 Linnet, 16 Chaffinch and a Reed Bunting.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 12 new birds: 3 Wren, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blackcap, a Robin, a Reed Bunting and a Dunnock; and 2 retraps: a Robin and a Dunnock.

Stonechat, 20th September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
September 19th. On Tennyson's Sands were 6 Spoonbill, 2 Water Rail, 12 Avocet, 77 Lapwing, a Ruff, 7 Spotted Redshank and a Little Stint; and on Croftmarsh 104 Pink-footed Goose. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Wigeon, 38 Gadwall, 229 Teal, 3 Pintail, 20 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Sparrowhawk, 91 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 3 Stock Dove, 21 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Reed Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Stonechat, a Redstart and 2 Yellow Wagtail. Heading south were 2 Rock Pipit and 6 Siskin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 15 new birds: a Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, a Reed Bunting, 4 Goldfinch, a Redstart and 2 Song Thrush; and 3 retraps: 2 Dunnock and a Great Tit.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mike Polling resulted in 20 new birds: a Wren, a Goldcrest, 4 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, a Whitethroat, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock and 4 Greenfinch; and 12 retraps: 3 Blue Tit, 2 Goldfinch, a Whitethroat, 3 Great Tit, a Treecreeper, a Chaffinch and a Wren.

Redstart, ringed 19th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory



Common Darter, 19th September 2019.
Photo - Jim Shaw
September 18th. Around, including birds trapped, were 73 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 251 Teal, a Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, a Marsh Harrier, 48 Lapwing, 82 Black-tailed Godwit, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank 3 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl, a Hobby, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Goldcrest, 11 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, a Redstart, 2 Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Lapland Bunting. Flying south were 25 Pink-footed Goose.
A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 26 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper, 4 Goldcrest, a Wren, 7 Blackcap, a Robin, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit, a Blue Tit and 4 Dunnock; and 2 retraps: a Dunnock and a Blackcap.

Treecreeper, ringed 18th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Colour-ring Sighting: Sandwich Tern colour-ringed Texel, Netherlands 7 July 2016, sighted GPNNR 16 September 2019.

September 17th. Increasing northerly wind.
 A superb day over the sea. Going north were 3 Wigeon, 13 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver, a Diver sp, 12 Fulmar, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 324 Gannet, a Great Crested Grebe, 7 Guillemot, 12 Arctic Skua, a juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 6 Great Skua, 7 Guillemot, 47 Auk sp, 63 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, an Arctic Tern, 10 Kittiwake, a juvenile Sabine's Gull and 3 Rook; and south a 449 Pink-footed Goose, 22 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Common Scoter, a Great Crested Grebe, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Whimbrel, a Snipe, an Arctic Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 14 Great Skua, 10 Auk sp, 82 Sandwich Tern, a Kestrel, 18 House Martin, a Grey Wagtail, a Snow Bunting and 2 Lapland Bunting. Birds around included 3 Pintail, 5 Spoonbill, 9100 Oystercatcher, 2200 Grey Plover, 1100 Bar-tailed Godwit, 68000 Knot, 2000 Sanderling, 5800 Dunlin, 2 Curlew Sandpiper,  a Common Sandpiper, 5 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, a Hobby, a Peregrine, a Treecreeper, 2 Stonechat and a Lapland Bunting.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Rebecca Hardwick, produced 16 new birds: a Wren, a Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Robin, 2 Meadow Pipit, a Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit and 2 Dunnock; and 4 retraps: a Wren, 2 Blackcap and a Reed Bunting.

Spotted Redshank, 19th September 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
Spotted Redshanks, 17th September 2019.

Spotted Redshanks, 17th September 2019.

Comma, 17th September 2019.

September 16th. Soggy start following overnight rain and early morning drizzle.
 A Leach's Petrel flew south and then later north in the morning. Heading north were 7 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 14 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Diver, a Sooty Shearwater, 104 Gannet, an Auk sp, 144 Sandwich Tern, 15 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern and 26 Commic Tern; and south 2427 Pink-footed Goose, 19 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 16 Common Scoter, 23 Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver, a Sooty Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 104 Gannet, 34 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 13 Arctic Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Skua sp, 28 Great Skua, 162 Sandwich Tern, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, a Rock Pipit and 670 Meadow Pipit. On Tennyson's Sands were a Garganey, 50 Lapwing,  98 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Snipe; and on Jackson's Marsh 4 Pintail. Around, including birds trapped, were 46 Pink-footed Goose, 16 Gadwall, 117 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 11 Spoonbill, 82 Avocet, 9488 Oystercatcher, 2400 Grey Plover, 4781 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Turnstone, 58410 Knot, a Curlew Sandpiper, 2093 Sanderling, 4310 Dunlin, a Little Stint, 4 Common Sandpiper, 164 Redshank, 2 Stock Dove, a Collared Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, 11 Goldcrest, 15 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Treecreeper, a Pied Flycatcher, a Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 13 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear and 7 Yellow Wagtail.
 A drizzle-delayed morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 7 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, a Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting and a Dunnock; and 4 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Robin and a Wren.


Garganey, 16th September 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont

Garganey, 16th September 2019.
Video - Ben Ward
Spoonbills, Avocets and Black-tailed Godwits, 16th September 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
September 15th. On Tennyson's Sands were a Grey Heron, 13 Spoonbill, 93 Avocet, a Little Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 7 Spotted Redshank and 4 Snipe. Birds around, including those trapped, were a 14 Gadwall, 96 Teal, 28 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 20 Little Egret, 32 Little Grebe, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 147 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank, a Common Tern, a Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Whitethroat, 20 Blackcap, 28 Chiffchaff, 17 Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 7 Stonechat, a White Wagtail, 19 Yellow Wagtail, a Rock Pipit and a Yellowhammer. Going south was a Grey Wagtail; and north 4 Manx Shearwater.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes by Kevin and Gareth Clements provided 20 new birds: 4 Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, a Wren, 9 Blackcap, a White Wagtail, 2 Robin, a Blue Tit and a Dunnock; and 6 retraps: 4 Robin, a Goldcrest and a Dunnock.

White Wagtail, ringed  15th September 2019.
Photo - Kevin Clements
September 14th. A Lapland Bunting headed south over Mill Hill mid-morning, perhaps the same bird being heard there again an hour later. Also heading south were 13 Pink-footed Goose, 8 Teal, a Red-throated Diver, 9 Gannet, 2 Shag, a Green Sandpiper, an Arctic Skua, a Great Skua, 64 Sandwich Tern, 3 Kestrel, 7 Sand Martin, 48 Swallow, 22 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 421 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 21 Linnet, 24 Goldfinch and 2 Reed Bunting. On Tennyson's Sands were a Pink-footed Goose, 10 Spoonbill, a Water Rail, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin and 9 Snipe; on Croftmarsh 8 Spotted Redshank; and on Fenland Lagoon a Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Greenshank. Around, including birds trapped, were 12 Pink-footed Goose, 576 Canada Goose, 264 Shelduck, a Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 137 Teal, 18 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 15 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 69 Avocet, 2 Whimbrel, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 more Greenshank, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, 24 Goldcrest, 2 Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, a Treecreeper, a Redstart, a Whinchat, a Stonechat, a Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail and 4 Yellow Wagtail..
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by David and Liv Vincent produced 33 new birds: 10 Greenfinch, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, a Chaffinch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker; and 24 retraps: 9 Great Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 3 Robin and singles of Chaffinch, Wren, Dunnock, Goldfinch and Goldcrest.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes by Kevin and Gareth Clements produced 16 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, a Goldcrest, a Wren, 3 Blackcap, a Reed Warbler, 2 Robin, a Chaffinch, a Great Tit and 4 Dunnock; and 12 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Linnet, 3 Blackcap, 2 Great Tit, 2 Wren, a Blackbird, a Goldcrest and a Dunnock.


Spoonbill, 14th September 2019.
Photos - Owen Beaumont
Stonechat, 14th September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
September 13th. On Tennyson's Sands were a 31 Pink-footed Goose, a Grey Heron, 10 Spoonbill, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, a Ruff, 27 Dunlin, a Little Stint, a Green Sandpiper and 10 Spotted Redshank; on Jackson's Marsh a Water Rail and 2 Common Sandpiper; and on the beach a Mediterranean Gull, a Black Tern and an Arctic Tern. Birds around, including those trapped, were 71 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Wigeon, 83 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 16 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 88 Avocet, 48 Lapwing, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, a Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 10 Snipe, 2 Arctic Skua, 90 Sandwich Tern, 3 Stock Dove, a Collared Dove, a Hobby, a Peregrine, a Coal Tit, 29 Goldcrest, 3 Reed Warbler, 9 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 16 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 51 Chiffchaff, a Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 13 Wheatear and a Yellowhammer. Flying north were 76 Pink-footed Goose, a Sooty Shearwater and a Manx Shearwater; and south 5 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 2 Auk sp, 2 Arctic Skua and a Tree Sparrow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 30 new birds: 3 Goldcrest, a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 5 Robin, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler, a Great Tit and 2 Blue Tit; and 6 retraps: 2 Blackcap, 2 Robin, a Blue Tit and a Long-tailed Tit.

Wheatear, 13th September 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
Red Fox, 13th September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
September 12th. On Tennyson's Sands were a Grey Heron, 9 Spoonbill, 4 Little Ringed Plover, a Ringed Plover, a Ruff, 30 Dunlin, a Little Stint, 3 Spotted Redshank and 108 Redshank; on Jackson's Marsh a Common Sandpiper and 4 Greenshank; and on Croftmarsh 26 Pink-footed Goose, 72 Lapwing and 26 Stock Dove. Around, including birds trapped, were 2 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 87 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, 78 Avocet, a Whimbrel, 158 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, an Arctic Skua, 74 Sandwich Tern, 2 Tawny Owl, 4 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, a Reed Warbler, 14 Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat and 14 Yellow Wagtail. Going south were 86 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 5 Tree Sparrow, 2 Tree Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Alba Wagtail, a Yellowhammer and many hirundines.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, provided 31 new birds: 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Wren, a Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Robin, 6 Linnet, 2 Blackcap, 2 Blue Tit, a Whitethroat, a Swallow and 5 Dunnock; and 6 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Dunnock, a Wren, a Song Thrush and a Blackcap.

Ringing Control:
Willow Warbler ringed GPBO 8 August 2019, controlled Wimereux, France 13 August 2019.

September 11th. Moderately strong south-westerly wind, with brief early morning rain.
 On Tennyson's Sands were 26 Pink-footed Goose, 14 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Spoonbill, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 152 Black-tailed Godwit, a Curlew Sandpiper, 32 Dunlin, a Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 2 Snipe. Birds around, including those trapped, were 2 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 61 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, a Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 81 Avocet, 30 Lapwing, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove, a Green Woodpecker, a Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, a Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Whinchat, a Stonechat and a Wheatear. Offshore were 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Arctic Skua and 2 Great Skua. Heading south were 5 Golden Plover and a Swift.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue produced 11 new birds: a Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, a Wren, a Goldcrest, a Robin, a Blackcap, a Blue Tit, a Whitethroat and a Dunnock; and 10 retraps: 2 Wren, a Blackcap, a Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, a Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest.

Curlew Sandpiper, 11th September 2019.
Video - Ben Ward


Little Stint, 11th September 2019.
Video - Ben Ward

Colour-ring Sighting: Avocet colour-ringed Seal Sands, Cleveland 2 July 2019, sighted Tennyson's Sands 8 September 2019.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Early September 2019

September 10th. Heading south were 10 Common Scoter, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great White Egret, a Marsh Harrier, 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Swift, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 37 Sand Martin, 178 Swallow, 45 House Martin and 3 Yellow Wagtail; north a Buzzard; and west 4 Pintail. Birds around, including those trapped, were 106 Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, 211 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 13 Little Egret, 79 Avocet, 2 Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 70 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, a Green Woodpecker, a Tawny Owl, 20 Goldcrest, 24 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat and 25 Yellow Wagtail. On Tennyson's Sands were 4 Grey Heron, 11 Spoonbill, a Water Rail, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 157 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Dunlin,  a Little Stint and 8 Spotted Redshank; and on Croftmarsh 27 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Ruff and 8 Stock Dove.
A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Rebecca Hardwick, resulted in 11 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap, 2 Linnet, a Robin, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Dunnock and a Woodpigeon; and 5 retraps: a Great Tit, 3 Dunnock and a Robin.

Green Woodpecker, juvenile male, 10th September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward 
Cetti's Warbler, ringed 10th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
September 9th. Flying north were 2 Puffin, 3 Arctic Skua and a Pomarine Skua. On Tennyson's Sands were 10 Spoonbill, a Water Rail, 2 Little Ringed Plover and a Little Stint; and on Croftmarsh 27 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Spotted Redshank, 40 Lapwing, 17 Golden Plover and 19 Stock Dove.  Around, including birds trapped, were 2 Wigeon, 16 Gadwall, 277 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 24 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, 86 Avocet, 157 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 more Spotted Redshank, a Greenshank, 12 Snipe, a Hobby, 14 Goldcrest, 24 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 20 Blackcap, a Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 18 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, a Cetti's Warbler, a Pied Flycatcher, a Redstart and a Whinchat.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 10 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Robin, 2 Linnet, a Blackcap, a Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, a Swallow and 2 Reed Bunting; and 6 retraps: 2 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, a Whitethroat and a Blackcap.

Sparrowhawk, rufous juvenile, 9th September 2019. 
Video - Ben Ward

Garden Warbler, ringed 9th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Swallow, ringed 9th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
September 8th. Going north were 113 Teal, 2 Pintail, 38 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 34 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmar, a Manx Shearwater, a Diver sp, 74 Gannet, 6 Auk sp, 15 Arctic Skua, a Skua sp, a Common Tern, a Pomarine Skua and 134 Sandwich Tern; and south 29 Pink-footed Goose, 14 Teal, a Fulmar, 8 Red-throated Diver, 14 Gannet, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 17 Golden Plover, a Whimbrel, 5 Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, a Great Skua, a Little Gull, a Mediterranean Gull, a Kestrel, a Grey Wagtail and 6 Yellow Wagtail. On Tennyson's Sands were 27 Pink-footed Goose, a Grey Heron, 5 Spoonbill, a Water Rail, 94 Avocet, a Little Stint and 6 Spotted Redshank. Birds around, including those trapped, were 15 Pink-footed Goose, 11 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 194 Teal, 11 Pintail, a Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 161 Black-tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 45 Sandwich Tern, a Little Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stock Dove, a Kingfisher,  a Green Woodpecker, a Merlin, a Jay, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, a Garden Warbler, a Reed Warbler, 6 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Redstart and 2 Whinchat.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 20 new birds: a Wren, 4 Goldcrest, a Robin, 2 Linnet, a Reed Warbler, a Meadow Pipit, a Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting, a Pied Flycatcher, a Whinchat and 5 Dunnock; and 5 retraps: a Blackcap, a Wren, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Robin and a Goldcrest.

Little Stint, 8th September 2019.
Photo - Jim Shaw
Pied Flycatcher, ringed 8th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Whinchat, ringed 8th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
September 7th. Increasing north-westerly wind.
 Heading north were a Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 5 Fulmar, 4 Red-throated Diver, 142 Gannet, 11 Auk sp, 12 Arctic Skua, a Skua sp, a Great Skua and 3 Common Tern; and south 6 Manx Shearwater, a Fulmar, 9 Red-throated Diver, a Marsh Harrier, 22 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, a Mediterranean Gull, a Sparrowhawk, 3 Grey Wagtail and 8 Yellow Wagtail. On Jackson's Marsh were a Little Stint, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank and a Wood Sandpiper. Around, including birds trapped, were 53 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 12 Little Egret, a Grey Heron, 9 Spoonbill, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Sparrowhawk, 86 Avocet, 184 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, a Spotted Redshank, 8 Snipe, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Merlin, a Hobby, a Peregrine, a Reed Warbler, a Garden Warbler and 5 Goldcrest.
 A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Sarah Hunter, resulted in 18 new birds: a Willow Warbler, 4 Robin, 3 Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, a Reed Bunting, a Meadow Pipit, a Reed Warbler and a Dunnock; and 7 retraps: a Garden Warbler, a Linnet, 4 Dunnock and a Whitethroat.

September 6th. Increasing south-westerly wind, with rain from mid morning.
 On Tennyson's Sands were 15 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, a Pintail, a Grey Heron, 11 Spoonbill, 75 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 181 Black-tailed Godwit, a Knot, 19 Dunlin, a Little Stint, 9 Spotted Redshank and 78 Redshank. Birds around, including those trapped, were 8 Gadwall, 68 Teal, 20 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, another Spoonbill, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 51 Lapwing, a Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, a Peregrine, a Garden Warbler, a Treecreeper, a Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Goldcrest and 3 Whinchat. Flying south were a Great Skua, a Wood Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 17 Swift, 12 Sand Martin, 25 Swallow, 64 House Martin, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 28 Meadow Pipit .
 A wind- and rain-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 9 new birds: a Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, a Robin, a Garden Warbler and a Dunnock; and 5 retraps: a Robin, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Wren, a Linnet and a Blackcap.

Treecreeper, 6th September 2019.

Ruff, 6th September 2019.

Sandwich Tern, 6th September 2019.


Little Stint, 6th September 2019.
Video - Ben Ward
Garden Warbler, ringed 6th September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Hobby, 6th September 2019.
Photo - Kev Wilson
September 5th. Moderately strong north-westerly wind.
 Going north were 6 Wigeon, 26 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 61 Gannet, a Great Crested Grebe, 8 Fulmar, 3 Sooty Shearwater, a Manx Shearwater and 9 Arctic Skua; and south a Pintail, 8 Shelduck, a Grey Heron, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 Fulmar, 41 Arctic Skua, 30 Great Skua, 167 Sandwich Tern, 41 Common Tern, 14 commic' Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, a Hobby, 31 Swift, 15 Sand Martin and 2 Kestrel. On Tennyson's Sands were 10 Spoonbill, a Water Rail, 67 Avocet, a Little Ringed Plover, 166 Black-tailed Godwit, a Little Stint, 5 Spotted Redshank and 5 Snipe; and on Croftmarsh 6 Pink-footed Goose and 2 Spotted Redshank. Around, including birds trapped, were 11 Gadwall, 61 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Greenshank, 3 Stock Dove, a Short-eared Owl, a Peregrine, 7 Goldcrest, 5 Whinchat and 4 Wheatear.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, produced 15 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Wren, 3 Blackcap, 3 Linnet, a Robin, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a Goldfinch; and 7 retraps: a Blackcap, a Wren, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Great Tit, 2 Goldcrest and a Dunnock.

September 4th. Rain early morning and mid afternoon, then increasing south-westerly wind.
 On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Pink-footed Goose, a Grey Heron, 16 Spoonbill, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, a Ruff, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 16 Dunlin, 11 Spotted Redshank, 69 Redshank and a Caspian Gull; and on the Mere a Water Rail. Birds around included 16 Shelduck, 13 Gadwall, 41 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Egret, 74 Avocet, 171 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, a Green Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 13 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 12 Lesser Whitethroat, 18 Whitethroat, a Treecreeper, 8 Whinchat, a Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipit. Heading south were a Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 56 Sand Martin, 73 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Alba Wagtail, 248 Meadow Pipit, a Crossbill, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting and a Corn Bunting.
Caspian Gull, first calendar year, 4th September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
September 3rd. On Tennyson's Sands were a Grey Heron, 11 Spoonbill, 84 Avocet, 62 Lapwing, 25 Golden Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 183 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Dunlin, 9 Spotted Redshank, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Wood Sandpiper and 293 Redshank. Around, including birds trapped, were 3 Gadwall, a Wigeon, 69 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 13 Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, 10630 Oystercatcher, 2 Whimbrel, 70000 Knot, 2240 Sanderling, 9 Greenshank, 2 Stock Dove, a Green Woodpecker, a Hobby, a Peregrine, 6 Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 12 Whinchat, a Stonechat, 4 Wheatear and 12 Yellow Wagtail. Flying south were a Buzzard, 3 Great Skua, 2 Kestrel and 5 Yellow Wagtail; north a Great Northern Diver; and west a Marsh Harrier. In off the sea came 2 Marsh Harrier.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 20 new birds: 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Robin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, a Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting; and 3 retraps: a Robin and 2 Wren.



Knot, 3rd September 2019.

Migrant Common Buzzard, 3rd September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
September 2nd. An Osprey went south in the morning. Also going south were 2 Wigeon, 8 Teal, a red wing-tagged Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel, 7 Swift, 24 Sand Martin, 115 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 84 Meadow Pipit and a Tree Pipit; and north 10 Gannet, a Grey Heron and a Guillemot. Birds around included 60 Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, 102 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Eider, 21 Little Egret, 17 Spoonbill, a Marsh Harrier, 9533 Oystercatcher, 1806 Grey Plover, 100 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 334 Curlew, 5542 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Turnstone, 74033 Knot, a Curlew Sandpiper, 1200 Sanderling, 5683 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, a Wood Sandpiper, 402 Redshank, 5 Snipe, 150 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Turtle Dove, a Cuckoo, 2 Peregrine, a Treecreeper, a Whinchat and 4 Wheatear. On Tennyson's Sands were a Pintail, a Water Rail, 86 Avocet, 64 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 163 Black-tailed Godwit, a Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Spotted Redshank and a Mediterranean Gull; and on Jackson's Marsh a Curlew Sandpiper.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 15 new birds: 6 Willow Warbler, a Robin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, a Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler, a Blackcap and a Meadow Pipit; and 2 retraps: a Robin and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Osprey, 2nd September 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Wheatear, 2nd September 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Pintail, 2nd September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Mediterranean Gull, 2nd September 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
September 1st. On Jackson's Marsh were 13 Spoonbill, 2 Water Rail, a Ruff, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper and 8 Greenshank; on Tennyson's Sands 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Ringed Plover, a Ringed Plover, a Knot, a Ruff, 7 Common Sandpiper, 6 Spotted Redshank and 97 Redshank; and on Croftmarsh 72 Lapwing, a Golden Plover and 2 Whimbrel. Birds around, including those trapped, were 18 Gadwall, 69 Teal, 17 Shoveler, 17 Tufted Duck, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 88 Avocet, 154 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, 3 Stock Dove, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, a Hobby, a Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, 27 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Treecreeper, 4 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 2 Tree Sparrow. Heading south were 3 Spoonbill, 8 Swift and 3 Yellow Wagtail.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Rebecca Hardwick, produced 24 new birds: 9 Willow Warbler, a Wren, a Reed Warbler, 3 Robin, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Blackcap, a Linnet, a Whitethroat, a Goldfinch, 3 Sedge Warbler and a Kingfisher; and 3 retraps: 2 Whitethroat and a Dunnock.

Grasshopper Warbler, ringed 1st September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Kingfisher performing threat display, ringed 1st September 2019.
Photo - George Gregory