Pett Level

1st August 2010, Sunday

The morning started around 6.15am, and I decided to go to Carters, as the tide was low, and it would not be high tide for a number of hours. As it was it paid off, with 2 Little Owls and good views of a Barn Owl for most of the morning, hunting up and down over the flood, and perching for long periods of time on many different fence posts. Other birds of prey were 1 Marsh Harrier ( very rough looking male) 1 Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel and although not a bird of prey, 1Raven. Waders were 6 Green Sands, 2 Common Sands,1 Bl.T.Godwit, 3 Dunlin and herd a Greenshank.Small birds were also in good numbers with Chiff Chaff, Reed and Sedge Warblers, L.Whitethroats,and a singing Willow Warbler near the hide. But the bird of the morning was a Spotted Flycatcher  seen off and on all morning, on the fences and Willow Trees to the left of the hide. Good birdwatching Pete.