Archive for October 23rd, 2006

23rd October 2006, Monday

News from RSPB Dungeness

Today’s sightings included : marsh harrier, golden plover, stonechat, wheatear and swallow.

23rd October 2006, Monday

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Few more highlights for today, 2 Short Eared Owl were  flushed behind Ternery Pool, a Dartford Warbler was at Narrow Pit. The viewpoint at Castle Water produced Firecrest and Ring Ouzel. Also two Common Seal were at the River Mouth.

23rd October 2006, Monday

Guestling Wood

In bright and welcome sunshine, a westerly twinkling high overhead of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, with a few Goldfinches, Linnets, Siskins Pied Wagtails and Reed Buntings. 1/2 Grey Wagtails were by the stream and a flock of c30 Swallows and House Martins was hawking over the arable fields.

Following the weekend’s rain, every rivulet is running loudly, and Song Thrushes are in sheltered spots along the streamsides.

A few Chiffchaffs are still in the sunlit treetops and alongside the little wood in Watermill Lane – which I now find is called Mill Pit – at least a dozen Hornets were cruising. A steady westerly movement of Red Admirals also continues.

23rd October 2006, Monday

Pannel Valley NR

A clear morning led to some passage overhead. The main species involved being Skylark and Siskin with a single Raven being a little unusual. The hawthorns held at least two Firecrest and a single Ring Ouzel. Late migrants included three Reed Warbler and a Grasshopper Warbler.

23rd October 2006, Monday

Marbled Duck

The Marbled Duck that was first reported on 25th September has reappeared today giving good, but distant views on the new pools near Lime Kiln Cottage. There was no sign of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, but 3 Little Stint and 300+ Golden Plover remain on the Flat Beach area.

Marbled Duck