September 9th

Strong Westerly winds again prevailing but late afternoon they dropped off considerably and this coincided with a build up of about 120 Swallows and 20 House Martins Swallows feeding over the high tide in Longis Bay where the Bar-tailed Godwit flock now numbered 26.

Ringing was just the Swallow roost on Longis reserve, we ringed 53 Swallows this evening.

Paul Veron today re-located the ringed Black headed Gull spotted yesterday at Braye and managed to read its ring confirming it as a German ringed bird. See the table below for this individuals known history. Paul has contacted the original ringer to find out if the bird was seen in Germany this summer.

ColourRing Date Report Location Country Latitude Longitude Observer
BXE19 06/04/2013 initial ringing Kaditz Sewage farm, Dresden, Saxony GERMANY 51.0736 13.6777 Trapp, Hendrik
BXE19 31/07/2015 colour ring sighting Saye Bay ALDERNEY 49.729 -2.1803 Anon
BXE19 21/08/2015 colour ring sighting Braye Beach ALDERNEY 49.72259 -2.19924 Veron, Paul K
BXE19 26/08/2015 colour ring sighting Braye Beach ALDERNEY 49.72259 -2.19924 Veron, Paul K
BXE19 29/08/2015 colour ring sighting Braye Beach ALDERNEY 49.72259 -2.19924 Veron, Paul K
BXE19 09/09/2016 colour ring sighting Crabby Bay ALDERNEY 49.72171 -2.206278 Veron, Paul K

September 8th

Another report of a Kingfisher from yesterday, this one seen flying across Essex Farm fields.

Today brought the return of very strong Westerly winds gusting 30mph+ at first light. The Bar-tailed Godwit numbers on Longis beach had risen again, now 19 birds and the single Knot was still with them. The day was employed clearing and improving net rides along with cutting two new rides at locations presenting themselves as regularly good spots for our birds.

Tim Earl reported good numbers of Blackcap around the Watermill along with 1 Green Sandpiper. Nicci Coxx found 3 Dunlin on Braye Beach and a spotted a Black headed Gull with a ring on.