Another 2240 brent geese flew east past West St Leonards from 10.30am to mid-day taking the Hastings/Glyne Gap day total to over 4200. Also recorded flying east were 100 common scoter, 58 pintail, 6 teal, 2 shoveler, 45 dunlin, & 4 red-throated diver.
Archive for March 13th, 2006
Mediterranean Gull are now very obvious over the reserve with at least five present this afternoon including one bird with a Belgium darvic ring. The pair of Pintail appear settled on the scrape where a Sparrowhawk took one of the pair of Ringed Plover. A walk in the evening produced a female Merlin and a Water Pipit. The steady movement of gulls to roost resulted in a count of 1040 Black-headed Gull and 2850 Common Gull over the valley at dusk.
A large passage of brent geese reported from Glyne Gap with 1974 flying east before 9.15am. Also seen flying east were 4 velvet scoter and 2 shag. On the sea 7 red-throated diver and a black-throated diver were reported.
Goldcrest and grey wagtail by stream to western edge of wood. Also treecreeper creeping around standard oak further into wood.
Dawn on the Beach Reserve, the main event was offshore were 1535 Brent Goose headed east. FlatÂ Beach Flood attracted 400+ Black Headed, 80 CommonÂ and 8 Mediterranean Gull. The Avocets that were present over the weekendÂ continue to frequent Ternery Pool or Flat Beach.Â