A great advantage of Pett Pools is that waders can be seen there at very close range from the roadside. This is particularly advantageous to those of limited mobility, to photographers, to dedicated scrutinisers of plumage and, on a day like today, anyone who prefers sitting in a nice dry car rather than getting blown about and soaked.
Busily probing the mud this morning were 6 Black-tailed Godwits, most in sumptuous rust,gold and black breeding plumage. With outbursts of cackling, they announced the arrival of another 6, then 4, gliding in out of the rainy sky.
Nearby were 2 Avocets and 2 Redshanks, while towards the east end of the pool 9 Little Egrets were feeding on prey items trapped in the shallows.