Archive for November 16th, 2010

16th November 2010, Tuesday

Two Days at Pett

Sunday 14th and Monday 15th November 2010. Arrived at the pools around 7.15 am on the Sunday morning, with a Marsh Harrier (male) put the whole marsh up, and with the rain not to hard, I got out the van, when I notice this small white wader flying around the road side pool, then it landed so I rushed for my scope, which turned out to be the Grey Phalarope, which I never knew was seen the night before, so I rung Cliff, and woke him up ( sorry Cliff) . There was three of us trying  to take photo’s of the bird in the bad light, but I think we all got some shots of the bird in the end. After a while we all went to the sea wall for a sea watch, where through the course of the morning we had 2 Velvet Scoter, 4 on the Monday, 2 R.B.Mergansers (east) 4 Slavonian Grebe on the sea. On the marsh on Monday afternoon 1 Ruff,78 Golden Plover, 2Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl and the Phalarope was still there. With 6 R.T.Divers flying east into the bay. Good bird watching Pete.