Saturday, 21 March 2020

Late March 2020

March 31st. Birds around included a Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 18 Little Egret, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, a Water Pipit and a Siskin.

Roe Deer buck, 31st March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward
March 30th. Birds around included a Woodcock, a Snipe, a male Hen Harrier, a Green Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Redwing and 3 Siskin.  

Melanistic Rabbit, 30th March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward 
March 29th. Birds around included 10 Avocet, a Woodcock, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Goldcrest and 2 Redwing.


March 28th. Birds around included a Woodcock, a Green Woodpecker, a Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, a Ring Ouzel, a Black Redstart, a Crossbill, a Siskin and a Corn Bunting.   


Comma, 28th March 2020.
Photo - Rebecca Hardwick
March 27th. Birds around included 145 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, a Woodcock, a Green Woodpecker, a Woodlark, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Black Redstart,     


March 26th. A Rough-legged Buzzard flew out to sea mid-day. Heading south were 2 Grey Heron, a Sparrowhawk, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Rook, 178 Starling, 2 Alba Wagtail, 28 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 8 Goldfinch and 6 Siskin. Birds around included 2 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, a Bearded Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 100 Starling, a Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, a Black Redstart, a Stonechat, a Water Pipit, 2 Siskin and a Corn Bunting.  

Rough-legged Buzzard, 26th March 2020.
Photo - Rebecca Hardwick


Black Redstart, 26th March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward
March 25th. Heading south were 5 Stock Dove, a Common Crane, 3 Grey Heron, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, a Kestrel, 37 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, a Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 3 Skylark, 104 Starling, 43 Redwing, 2 House Sparrow, 4 Alba Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 77 Chaffinch, a Greenfinch, 18 Linnet, a Redpoll, 19 Siskin and 16 Siskin. Birds around included a Woodcock, a Snipe, a Grey Heron, a Green Woodpecker, a Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, a Black Redstart, a Stonechat, 4 Siskin and a Corn Bunting.

Siskin, 25th March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward
March 24th. Heading south were a Marsh Harrier, 4 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, a Kestrel , a Merlin, 4 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 382 Starling, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Alba Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, a Rock Pipit, 236 Chaffinch, a Brambling, 8 Linnet, 17 Goldfinch and 42 Siskin; and out east 97 Wigeon. Birds around included 4 Goldcrest, 6 Redwing, a Water Pipit, 12 Siskin and a Corn Bunting.  

Red Kite, 24th March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward
March 23rd. Heading south were a Red Kite, 10 Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Brambling and 9 Siskin. Birds around included 12 Pink-footed Goose, 18 Shelduck, 11 Shoveler, 16 Gadwall, 126 Wigeon, 86 Teal, 22 Tufted Duck, 4 Stock Dove, a Great Crested Grebe, 3 Avocet, 6 Lapwing, a Snipe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a Tawny Owl, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, 4 Kestrel, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 455 Starling, 11 Redwing, a Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 52 Water Pipit (to roost on the Old Saltmarsh), 4 Greenfinch, 10 Siskin and a Corn Bunting.
Peacock, 23rd March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward 
March 22nd. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Avocet and 4 Black-tailed Godwit. Birds around included 70 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 11 Pink-footed Goose, 17 Shelduck, 39 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 84 Wigeon, 54 Teal, 34 Tufted Duck, 9 Stock Dove, a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Lapwing, a Jack Snipe, 10 Snipe, a Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, a Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 40 Starling, 12 Redwing, 3 Pied Wagtail, a Water Pipit, a Bullfinch, a Siskin and a Yellowhammer. Heading south were a Buzzard and 3 Siskin.

Red Fox, 22nd March 2020.
Photo - Sarah Hunter
March 21st. Strong easterly wind.
 Heading south were a Red Kite, a White Wagtail and 6 Siskin. On Jackson's Marsh were a Pochard, 10 Stock Dove, a Great Crested Grebe, a Jack Snipe and 5 Snipe; and on Tennyson's Sands were 2 Great Crested Grebe and 18 Avocet. Birds around included 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 21 Shelduck, 21 Shoveler, 35 Gadwall, 102 Wigeon, 69 Teal, 45 Tufted Duck, a Snipe, 8 Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a Tawny Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Chiffchaff, a Cetti's Warbler (at the North End), a Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 255 Starling, 5 Redwing, 5 Pied Wagtail, a Water Pipit (over Tennyson's Sands), a Brambling, a Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 22 Goldfinch, a Siskin and a Corn Bunting.

Snipe, 21st March 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward