On a miserably cold and unexpectedly rainy morning, John Newton & I found 89 species around the level & Pannel Valley – 90 if you include Bar-headed Goose.
Interesting birds included f Marsh Harrier (probably the same one Phil Newton saw – with 2 Peregrines – yesterday at Doleham), Wigeon, Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove, Lesser Whitethroat, Swift, Barn Owl, Lesser Redpoll & Kingfisher.
The Med Gulls at the Pannel Scrape were all immatures, but 2 adults flew NE along the beach with BH Gulls.
Several Sanderling were on the tideline or moving east. At Pett they usually occur out on the edge at low tide down at the Rye H end, except on migration.
A Canada Goose had goslings W of Pannel Bridge and Mistle Thrushes were feeding aÂ fledgling at Toot Rock.
We missed quite few common birds such as Kestrel and Redshank!