Archive for August 14th, 2007

14th August 2007, Tuesday

Night Heron – Alexandra Park

I’ve just received news of a juvenile night heron roosting at the back of the Bucks-hole Reservoir settling pond in Alexandra Park, Hastings.

14th August 2007, Tuesday

Pett Pools

The water level at the main roadside pool has now been dropped to encourage more waders to stop off and feed. At the start of the operation yesterday afternoon the Ruff and several Snipe were taking advantage of the new feeding, together with Redshanks, Oystercatchers and Turnstone. At least eleven Avocets are still present, plus a similar number of Sandwich Terns.

Also in the ‘Pett Triangle’ (of the Pools, Pannel Scrape and Carter’s Flood) last night were three Wood Sandpipers, the moulting Spotted Redshank and good numbers of Green and Common Sandpipers.

The Kingfisher is always a bird people want to see, and there has been an arrival of juveniles to the area (presumably birds pushed off downstream by their parents) and so a patient wait by either the Pools, the Flood, the Pannel Sewer or the Military Canal should provide visitors with a sighting.

14th August 2007, Tuesday

Beach Reserve

Highlights this morning, 9 Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Greenshank were on the pools behind Ternery Pool. 200 Sand Martin, 2 Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were at Long Pit. 100+ Yellow Wagtail were on the shingle ridges near Ternery Pool. Around midday 11 Whimbrel and 10 Corn Bunting were in the fields near Lime Kiln Cottage.