Sunday 10/10/10. Arrived at Pett Pools around 6.30 am, it was a very long tide, and would not be high again until 1 or 2pm, so I never held to much hope of doing any sea watching, apart from a single Brent Goose heading east, and a few Gannets in the bay, I was not wrong. But the sear numbers of small birds moving east all morning, on a broad front, from the width of the marsh and along the low tide mark, 90 percent of the numbers were made up of Goldfinches, Linnets, Chaffinches and few Greenfinches mixed in with them, other good numbers of Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtails, Swallows and 10 Skylark and a single Yellow Wagtail.But the highlight of the day was seeing 4 Buzzards together calling to one another. Last Sundays outing to Pett saw 3 Buzzard,1 Hobby (imm) 1 Merlin and 3 Kestrel and 1 Marsh Harrier ( cream head) which was at pools last Monday. Good watching Pete.
Archive for October 11th, 2010
Highlights this morning included 400+ Goldfinch, 130 Siskin, 3 Brambling and 60 Pied Wagtail in flight over Shore Ridges, 12 Brent Geese were on Flat Beach Flood and a Short-eared Owl gave great views around the Wader Pool before heading across the river to to the Golf Course.