Archive for March 1st, 2010

1st March 2010, Monday

Sounds like spring

On a lovely sunny day it really sounded like spring today with calling Black-headed and Mediterranean Gulls and displaying Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher and……… the red listed Skylark. Listen here.


1st March 2010, Monday

Rained off Sunday out Monday afternoon

Monday 1st March 2010. Alot of change since the 22nd Feb ( another wet and windy day ) on that day there was still 31 Brents and 12 White Fronts on the marsh, with a possible 9 Bean Geese flying at the back of the marsh, but the light was not good enough to be sure. Back to this afternoon sightings, still good numbers of dabbling ducks with Wigeon, Shoveler, Mallard, Teal being the most common, with Gadwall and Pintail making up the numbers. Still mainly on the pools, with also quite a raft on the sea. The bird of the afternoon was a nice drake R.B.Merganser flying west. Common Scoter have been very scarce this winter, but there was 20 with the G.C.Grebes and dozen or so R.T.Divers. The only other thing worth mentioning is 300 or so of Curlew and a Green Sand. I hope you have dry weather and good birdwatching Pete.

1st March 2010, Monday

Rye Harbour

Waders have provided most interest this morning highlights have included 120 Sanderling, 63 Grey Plover ,140 Knot, 260 Oystercatcher and 32 Turnstone roosting along Shore Ridges at high water. At day break 270 Curlew and 50 Dunlin were feeding along the shore . Flat Beach Level has attracted 42 Golden Plover, 500 Lapwing, 22 Redshank, 14 Snipe and 20 Ringed Plover. At Ternery Pool at least 22 Mediterranean Gull were present amongst the increasing numbers of Black-headed Gulls, at Castle Water 2 Bittern were reported from the hide.

Knot and Sanderling on Shore Ridges this morning

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