Archive for September 4th, 2007

4th September 2007, Tuesday

Hastings Country Park

On Sunday morning I had a short walk round Firehills and Warren Glen. There were quite a few Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats & Blackcaps in the bushes, with Yellow Wagtails, Tree Pipits, a Hobby and hirundines passing overhead.

To the north of the Coastguard track, 3 Wheatears were dodging dog-walkers on the mown area, while to the south, the rough field was surveyed by a similar number of  thistletop Whinchats.

A single Fulmar glided west – I thought they had usually gone by now.

But most unexpected were two Nuthatches moving noisily from Warren Cottage across the little neck of scrub (excellent for watching migrants – if you can keep up with them) to the Quarry. It’s a few years since I saw Nuthatches here, and by coincidence one had been calling outside my house – another scarce occurrence – as I left home.