Sunday 26.09.10, Began the morning with a trip to the Sand Quarry at Fairlight, but the only birds of note was 1 Raven, 3 Stonehats and a Wheatear. Although the tide was out, I left for Pett Pools, where there was a good selection of birds with 15/20 Little Grebes and a large number of Coots with around 200/300 birds mainly on the middle pool. It was a good morning for ducks, with 20 Wigeon, 15 Gadwall, and smaller numbers Mallard and Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1Ruddy Duck. On the seaward side there was also duck movement with 10 Wigeon east, 40 Shelduck ( adults) in two flocks of twenty, heading west, and my first for a while 6 Common Scoter on the sea. Waders were also in better supply with 3 Knot, 11 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone, 200/300 Lapwing, 200 Curlew, 1 Golden Plover and 10 Br.T.Godwit.Good watching Pete.
Archive for September 27th, 2010
A murky dawn today so it was hard to get a full count of Little Egret leaving the roost, at least 35 were seen, other highlights included Short-eared and Barn Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Greenshank, 15+ Bearded Tit, Kingfisher and 2 Stonechat.