The tide was nearly high so I decided to go to Carters Flood first, hoping to see a Garganey again, but again no luck but I did get my first Swallow of the year. After leaving the flood it was the sea wall, where I meet Cliff Dean, soon after we had Yellow Wagtails and Sand Martin and a few more Swallows and a small party of Brent Geese moved east over the sea.Cliff had somewhere else to go and left. The best view of a Merlin for along time was the next bird on the list, which I got rather a good picture of sitting on top of an old fence post. It seems that Pett is quite good for birds of prey when the thermals get going around about 11 o clock in the morning, this morning it was nice watching 2 Buzzards soaring around together, and with a Raven putting in an appearance. Good birdwatching Pete.
Archive for April 5th, 2009
Lots of activity on Ternery Pool this morning, with 163 Mediterranean Gull and 200+ Sandwich Tern being the pick of the bunch, while 83 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover and three or four Wheatear were present on Flat Beach Level. Highlights on Harbour Farm included 21 Avocet (all but one on the new pit near Harbour Farm Barns) and five Black-tailed Godwit.