Friday 5th

It was expected that the overnight rains would drop in migrants but there was actually less on the Estate than yesterday. There were 20 Willow Warblers in the bushes, 45 Swallows flew north, a trickle of Lesser Black-backed Gulls also went north, three Wheatears were at Sandilands, a Common Tern on the beach, and a Dunlin on Restharrow Scrape. The Cattle Egret and at least one Garganey were still present on Worth. Two Little Terns were in Pegwell Bay in the afternoon.

Thursday 4th

Around 45 Willow Warblers made landfall on the Estate today with three Wheatears and a few Reed Warblers also present. A new Cattle Egret appeared on Worth marshes and the two Garganeys were still present on the muddy pool near the wooden bridge (TR348557). The evening tide in Pegwell Bay produced 386 Oystercatchers, one Ringed Plover, 71 Dunlins, one Bar-tailed Godwit, two Whimbrels, 213 Curlews, one Spotted Redshank, 91 Redshanks, and two Greenshanks, plus 210 Sandwich, ten Common, and three Arctic Terns.

Juvenile Black-headed Gull by N.Smith

Wednesday 3rd

The two Garganey remained on Worth marshes and were joined by a Cattle Egret. There were large numbers of Gulls 'anting' over the Estate including a good percentage of Mediterranean Gulls. At least 26 Willow Warblers were in the bushes on the Estate plus another six on Worth.

Tuesday 2nd

There were double-figures of Willow Warbler around the Whitehouse, Haven, and Oasis area in the morning, plus a Garden Warbler. Two Garganey were on Worth and over in Pegwell there was a good group of Terns comprising 425 Sandwich, 51 Common, and six Arctic. Plus singles of Little Stint and Spotted Redshank.

Due to unforeseen circumstance tomorrow's trip to Oare Marshes is postponed. It will be re-arranged for a suitable high tide time in mid-September, date and time to be announced. If this is not suitable for those currently booked do get in touch at admin@sbbot.org.uk and a refund will be arranged. Apologies for the last minute change of plan.

Monday 1st

The Garganey remained on Worth marshes and a Willow Warbler was on the Estate. In the evening three Mediterranean Gulls, one Common Sandpiper, and four Whimbrels were on the beach between Dickson's Corner and the Chequers.