Monday 3rd May 2010. The morning started at 6.15 am, at Carters Flood, its nice having water back in it, although a bit high, for most waders. There was only 4 Avocet to be seen there, but after an hour or so, things started to happen, but in the bird of prey line with 2 Marsh Harriers one cream head, possibly a young male,and the other an adult male, but very tatty looking. Next on the seen were 2 Buzzards flying around together for a short time,and a Cuckoo flew past. There was an Lesser Whitethroat in the bushes at Toot Rock Drive. From Pett sea wall, there was a good size raft of Common Scoters on the sea, not to far out with about 150/200. There was a good sized flock of Whimbrel which came from the panel area, which flew around the pools and the beach before settling on the marsh just behind the pools, there was 40/50 birds in the flock along with 2 Br.t.Godwit. But the best bird of the morning and possibly my year, was a Black Kite which came in from the eastern end of the marsh, losing height as it came in and landed briefly a couple of fields from the pools, but out of sight, then it took wing again being mobbed by five crows, the bird was in sight for about 3 to 4 mins, before heading towards Cliff End. Good Bird watching Pete.
Archive for May 4th, 2010
Highlight this morning was a SERIN in flight over the Wader pool, in addition a good selection of waders were on the Quarry 6 Knot, Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Whimbrel, 3 Avocet and 5 Redshank. Later in the morning there were 2 RED-RUMPED SWALLOWS at Long Pit - photos here.
Redshank from Denny Hide.