Monday, 29 August 2016

A partly cloudy morning with light winds and sunny spells.

I made a full patch walk this morning, finding 44 bird species in all, which is a little disappointing for August. The semi regular species of Treecreeper and Songthrush were not seen today, plus the Mistlethrushes still don't want to visit Pittswood this month!

KESTREL, SPARROWHAWK and BUZZARD were all recorded, plus the Summer species of SWALLOW, HOUSE MARTIN, BLACKCAP, CHIFFCHAFF, COMMON WHITETHROAT and LESSER WHITETHROAT, the latter looking superb in fresh moult, were all on the list this morning. A LITTLE OWL called from the Small Hoding area.

The only flyovers came from a few HERRING GULLS and 5 CANADA GEESE.

No luck with my camera today, the only images I hve left in the 'Blog Folder' are of a couple of Herring Gulls, taken last week at Rye Harbour.

Immature Herring Gull


Marc Heath said...

A nice few days coming up Warren I hope. One last push for your 100 species. Iv'e been waiting for you!!

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Warren Baker said...

Marc, September may well add a couple more for the year list, flyover Osprey or Stonechat are not out of the question :-)