Archive for January, 2005

31st January 2005, Monday

Sea at Pett Level

Great Crested Grebe 800
Long-tailed Duck 1
Surf Scoter 1 (poor, but distinctive view)

Reported by Pete Brown today

31st January 2005, Monday

Today at RSPB Dungeness

Slavonian grebe – 1 ARC pit, 1 New Excavations
Black-necked grebe – ARC pit
Red-crested pochard – pair at Hooker’s pits
Bittern – 3 sightings (Hooker’s pits, Christmas Dell and Makepeace hide) of at least two different birds.

31st January 2005, Monday

Bittern at Glyne Gap Marsh

A bittern was seen this morning at Glyne Gap marsh.

Reported by: Ian Standivan

31st January 2005, Monday

Bitterns & Grebes

At Pett Level 0745 this morning: 2 Bitterns circling over and eventually landing at, the weaternmost pool.
616 Great Crested Grebes close in along the tideline.
1 Whitefronted Goose with Greylags.
Cliff dean

30th January 2005, Sunday

Scotney Pit

The Lesser Scaup was present this morning.

30th January 2005, Sunday

Pett Level

On a calm sea this morning a quick count totalled 370 Great-crested Grebe and 450 Common Scoter. Many of the grebes being close to the shore.

29th January 2005, Saturday

Pett Level birds

Cliff Dean today reported
Great Crested Grebe – 590 off Pett shore this morning (but gone this afternoon)
White-fronted Geese – 2 behind pools this afternoon.

26th January 2005, Wednesday

East Guldeford

While I was sat in the hide at Castle Water this evening I could see 200+ Golden Plover and many hundreds of Lapwing to the east of the Rother.

26th January 2005, Wednesday

Around Rye Harbour today

At Castle Water
5 Bittern
9 Smew
16 Scaup
25 Little Egret
491 Wigeon
138 Tufted Duck
70 Gadwall
3 Goldeneye
5 Ruff
4 Golden Plover
1000 Lapwing
1 Barn Owl
50 Stock Dove
also Stonechat, Fieldfare, Cetti’s Warbler
and Kingfisher

At Ternery Pool
194 Shoveler

At Long and Narrow Pits
148 Pochard
1 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Long-eared Owl still at the roost

Male Goldeneye

26th January 2005, Wednesday

Today at RSPB Dungeness

Slavonian grebe (1) – Burrowes pit
Red-crested pochard (pair) – Hooker’s pits
Smew (5 red-heads)
Marsh harrier
Peregrine (2)
Barn owl
Water pipit – Dengemarsh