Sunday, 20 January 2019

The Stour Valley list for 2019 stands at 94 species so far.
StourValleySightings2019
Please send your sightings to martynwilson@talktalk.net

January 18th

Fairly quiet at Stodmarsh this morning with 1 Great white egret, 1 Common Buzzard and 2 Water pipit's. On the way out of the village east bound there were 2 Little egrets in the stream by the Stodmarsh sign.  
(Bryan East)

Saturday, 12 January 2019

The Stour Valley list for 2019 stands at 91 species so far.
StourValleySightings2019
Please send your sightings to martynwilson@talktalk.net

January 12th


Birding at Grove Ferry 16:00-17:00 produced 1 ringtail Hen Harrier (Chiddy had another through earlier) 5 Bewick's Swans (3 juveniles) flew into the main pool at 16:15. Also seen were 1 Bearded Tit, 3 Water Pipit, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Corn Bunting, 1 Sparrowhawk, c40 Mute Swan, c50 Lapwing, 5 Marsh Harrier, c200 Fieldfare, 15 Greylag Geese and 4 Woodcock out of roost. This morning at Stodmarsh Sue Morton, Bernie Weight, Dave Sutton and Martyn Wilson had a Bittern circling over the reed bed for up to 5 minutes before heading towards Grove, the 6 Pink-footed Geese left the Grove area and headed off towards Seaton. Two ringtail Hen Harriers quartering the reeds together with a Barn Owl behind, 15 Marsh Harriers out of roost, 7 Water Pipits on the freshly dug area where the American Coot was in 1996 and, a Great-white Egret.
(Marc Heath)