Sunday, September 09, 2007

w/e Sunday 9th Sept

Several brief sessions meant that I clocked up 83 birds of 17 species this week. That's very similar to the totals for "the Obs" nets at Gibraltar Point last week! Highlights were 3 new Robins, 7 Blackbirds, 2 more Snog Thrushes, 8 Reed Warblers, a Garden, 11 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffs (inc 2 r/t), some TITS (thought they were all dead), and 2 new/young Bullfinches.
Sight records included 4 Gadwall, a Shoveler, a Teal, a female Sparr, 1 Greylag, 12 Barnacles over, 2 Common Terns up until Sunday (at least), the odd Swallow most days, a Green Sand (Sat), Willies early in the week and plenty of Chiffs throughout. Still a good number of young Reed Warblers toing and froing, as were the Kingfishers but a good deal noisier.