Archive for November 23rd, 2009

23rd November 2009, Monday

Another windy day at Pett

Sunday 22nd November 09. Another very windy morning on Pett sea wall, it was not worth sea watching as the sea  was much to rough, even the Curlews were mainly on the marsh with about 2oo spread over the marsh. The Lapwing numbers seem to have gone down in numbers, but there was 120 Golden Plovers in two flocks, which is my largest number seen this winter at the moment. Still a good selection of ducks on the pools with at least 300 to 350 mixed flocks, with Shoveler being the most numerous with 120, next Wigeon 80, Teal 70, Mallard 50, Gadwall 20 and 2 Shelduck. There is still 2 Marsh Harriers which were hunting over reed beds at the pools, at different times, one male and one cream head. Good bird watching Pete.

23rd November 2009, Monday

Castle Water

Highlights from Castle Water yesterday morning included Bittern, 2 Marsh Harrier and 7 Bearded Tit all in flight from the viewpoint. 340 Wigeon, 180 Teal, 40 Shoveler and 9 Pintail were present on the two pits, 600 Golden Plover, 800 Lapwing, 5 Ruff and 34 Curlew were feeding in the fields at the northern end of the main pit.


Wigeon and Teal