Archive for November 6th, 2009

6th November 2009, Friday

Migration Spectacular at Hastings Country Park NR

As I drove up to the Firehills I crossed paths with a couple of hundred Woodpigeons apparently coming straight off the sea at Fairlight Cove and cutting west along the back of the Ridge. However up on the cliffs the birds seemed to arrive low from the Weald then head directly southwards out over the sea, ramping up in a steep diagonal to gain height for the crossing.
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6th November 2009, Friday

Rye Harbour

Highlights from the viewpoint this morning 26 Little Egret leaving the roost and a Bittern gave flight views twice. Yesterday on the Beach Reserve highlights included 6 Red-throated Diver offshore, 3 Swallow and a Wheatear at Ternery Pool, Merlin and 400 Golden Plover on Flat Beach Level, 23 Sanderling and 37 Ringed Plover roosting on Shore Ridges. Red Admiral and Painted Lady were on the wing around Parkes Hide.