Twenty five people turned out today for the annual new years day friends walk and were not disappointed. Highlights inlcluded two Long-eared Owl at the Narrow pits, Little Owl on Camber Castle and a Barn Owl flying over Rye Harbour road as we headed back to the village, two Smew and four Scaup on Castle Pit, and female Eider at the river mouth. Other notable sightings were two Fieldfare just north of Castle Water hide, a pair of Goldeneye on Long Pit, and 150+ Sanderling and a Bar-tailed Godwit on Camber Sands.
Archive for January 1st, 2007
Two white-fronted geese were seen grazing in the field opposite Christmas Dell hide with a group of Canada geese.Â
A goldeneye was seen on the New Diggings, and a Slavonian grebe was reported on the ARC pits.Â
Goosander (five females) and smew (3 males and nine red heads) were visible from Scott hide.Â
Two regular marsh harriers a female and a young male were hunting on Burrowes pit. A peregrine was spotted at the water tower and merlin was reported. A curlew was visible from Firth hide first thing in the morning.Â
A corn bunting was singing near the return trail gate early this morning and a chiffchaff was reported on the ARC.Â