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.

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