Sunday, 31 August 2008
SUNDAY 31 AUGUST
This ringed LITTLE EGRET was one of 3 birds present during the past week. It bears a green ring with the white letter F on its left leg and a yellow ring with the black letter H on its right leg. Interestingly, it was ringed in South Wales as a juvenile this July.
In early fog, 19 Pied Wagtails were noted on the cricket pitch, whilst later, after the heavy rain, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS were present (Tim Watts).
At the highest point in the village in early morning dense fog, an assorted flock of 150 House Martins and Barn Swallows were encountered (Tim Watts).
CALVERT BBOWT RESERVE
The juvenile EURASIAN SHAG was again showing well on the raft in front of the CF Hide, along with the ringed LITTLE EGRET and the COMMON REDSTART nearby.
After the heavy rain had stopped, the hills produced 12 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS, 2 continuing male COMMON REDSTARTS, 2 NORTHERN WHEATEARS and at least 70 Phylloscopus warblers, the latter of which is the largest fall of this autumn (Tim Watts)