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

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