Saturday, 11 July 2020

Mid July 2020

July 20th. An adult Roseate Tern flew south over Millennium Ridge to roost at dusk, very vocal amongst Sandwich Terns.Evidence of juvenile dispersal included 2 House Sparrow, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit, a Goldcrest and a Green Woodpecker. Birds around included a Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank and 1320 Sandwich Tern. Going south were a Common Sandpiper and a Wood Sandpiper.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 14 new birds: a Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 2 Blackcap, 2 Linnet, a Reed Bunting, a Whitethroat, 3 Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 7 retraps: 3 Whitethroat, a Dunnock, a Blue Tit and 2 Great Tit.

July 19th. Two Yellowhammer were singing on the west side. A total of 9 Kestrels was present, including juveniles from both nesting pairs this year on the reserve. Two juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew to roost on the Wash at dusk. Waders arriving from north early morning were 65 Dunlin, 78 Sanderling, 114 Knot and a Turnstone. The beach roost included 900 Sandwich Tern, 6 Arctic Tern and 160 Dunlin. The water bodies held 16 Spoonbill, including 1 in off the sea. Around were a juvenile Cuckoo, 3 Whimbrel, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, a Turnstone, a Common Sandpiper, a Spotted Redshank, 45 Little Tern, a Marsh Harrier, a Treecreeper, 3300 Starling, a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin.

July 18th. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Willow Warbler and a Siskin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 8 new birds: 2 Wren, a Willow Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Linnet, a Blackcap, a Whitethroat and a Siskin; and 7 retraps: a Dunnock, a Blue Tit, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet and a Robin.

July 17th. A morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 19 new birds: 5 Wren, 8 Linnet, a Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, a Dunnock, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Kestrel; and 7 retraps: 2 Great Tit, a Robin, a Wren, a Whitethroat, a Dunnock and a Chiffchaff.

July 16th. Birds around included 4 Mistle Thrush.
 The eighth session of CES was done this morning. The 26 new birds were 4 Wren, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Robin, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldfinch, a Blue Tit, 4 Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, a Linnet, 2 Dunnock and a Blackbird. The 16 retraps were a Robin, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Goldfinch, a Blackbird, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and a Great Tit.

July 15th. A Tawny Owl was discovered sitting on the TTD post by South Marsh Road very early morning.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 9 new birds: 4 Wren, 2 Linnet, a Sedge Warbler, a Goldfinch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker; and a retrap Dunnock.

July 14th. A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 11 new birds: 3 Wren, a Chiffchaff, a Great Tit, 5 Linnet and a Blackcap; and 7 retraps: a Wren, 4 Great Tit, a Dunnock and a Whitethroat.

July 13th. Flying north was a Spoonbill, and south a Grey Wagtail.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 11 new birds: 2 Wren, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Linnet, 2 Whitethroat and a Dunnock; and 6 retraps: a Wren, a Robin, a Linnet, a Great Tit, a Whitethroat and a Dunnock.

July 12th. Two Grey Heron went south. A Cetti's Warbler was near the Heligoland Trap.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 14 new birds: 2 Wren, 3 Linnet, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Robin, 2 Sedge Warbler and a Dunnock; and 7 retraps: a Dunnock, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, a Blackbird and a Robin.

July 11th. Going north was a Spoonbill. Birds around, including those trapped, were 2 Cetti's Warbler.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 14 new birds: a Wren, 3 Blackcap, a Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, a Meadow Pipit and a Sedge Warbler; and 4 retraps: a Great Tit, a Blackcap, a Dunnock and a Wren.

Cetti's Warbler, ringed 11 July 2020.
Photo - George Gregory

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