Archive for September 5th, 2007

5th September 2007, Wednesday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Another thin scattering of migrants on the land included singles of Marsh Harrier and Hobby, 160 Swallows, 12 Tree Pipits, ten Grey Wagtails, two Redstarts, a Whinchat, four Blackcaps and 14 Willow Warblers.The juvenile White-winged Tern was still feeding at the Patch along with three Little Gulls, 14 Arctic Terns and two Black Terns and several Arctic Skuas were also feeding offshore. Two Sooty Shearwaters also flew east and two Grey Plovers and five Bar-tailed Godwits flew west.
White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern  Chlidonias leucopterus   juvenile   Dungeness  1st September 2007 David Walker from DBO website

5th September 2007, Wednesday

Pannel Valley NR

The last couple of days have seen a marked improvement in numbers of migrants around the Valley, with Blackcaps everywhere, and yesterday an early Firecrest showed up. The Osprey is still hunting the Valley this morning.

5th September 2007, Wednesday

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