Sunday, 19 September 2021

18th and 19th September

 Couple days at Boyton just for a change and whilst they have water but nowhere else does currently.

Anyway the Drake Juvenile Garganey was still about.

3 Spotted Redshanks dropped in to feed. Lovely Waders. A Green Sandpiper too.

Tonight i did a very quick seawatch 500+ Brent Geese were impressive and the first of the autumn. Spotted a Skua way out Intitially thought Arctic and as it came closer i was right. 

Still Terns moving with 15 Arctic Tern 3 Common Tern and 8 Sandwich Tern. When Geese move ducks usually follow, 19 Pintail, 125 Wigeon, 35 Teal, 30 Common Scoter and finally 1 Tufted duck.

Few days left and im hopefullly off to Portugal so my next blog will be that... see you all soon.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Early September

Things moving slowly with upto 6 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear. Waders such as Whimbrel, Greenshanks and Black tailed Godwits passing. The bank was cut by the stupid EA killing most of the Wasp Spiders

Moved onto East land 100 mixed Hirundines, most of them House Martins and Swallows, made for a good photo opportunity. 4 Yellow Wagtails and a couple more Wheatears.  

At Boyton a Juvenile Drake Garganey, 12 Yellow wagtail in a group over was the highlight. The Sunset was stunning.

Finally back at Hollesley 5 Grey Wagtail, a Swift and a Red Kite over. 

Final days of August on patch

 28th August

Had a bit of a seawatch after a quick search of yesterdays Wryneck. Didnt see the Wryneck but on the sea a Great Crested Grebe and some Gannets. Other bits were a Hobby hunting and a Garganey flew up river. Wasp Spiders still showing and a few Common Lizards

Migrants are starting to move with a Whinchat on Winter flood.


Walked from home to Shingle street, a weird looking leucistic magpie was the highlight as was another Whinchat.  Reed Warbler are still about but not for long.