Archive for October 9th, 2008

9th October 2008, Thursday

Rye Harbour

Highlights this morning, Hobby, Barn Owl, kingfisher and 7 Redwing all gave good views from the viewpoint at Castle water. On the Beach Reserve a Little Stint was feeding amongst Dunlin on the new pools behind Ternery pool, and a Merlin (pictured) gave fantastic views perched and then chasing a Skylark along Quarry Ridges near Parkes Hide.

Merlin perched along the fence near the Quarry

9th October 2008, Thursday

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

Wednesday October 8th
As I was admiring the saturated red of a bracken bank, a hard metallic pitt! announced the arrival overhead of a Hawfinch, heading for Hastings. They are difficult birds to see around here and are scarce on migration anywhere.
With a north-west wind blowing through clear blue skies, diurnal migrants were going in both directions.
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