During a visit yesterday the best we could muster was 3 different Bittern from the hide, 4 Marsh Harriers and a Merlin. The flooded fields delivered a host of common waders including 300 Dunlin, 21 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. From the viewpoint at dusk we had 4 Marsh Harriers going to roost, a Barn Owl and a spanking male Hen Harrier that headed off towards Pett. At least 500 winter thrushes and 200 Stock Doves also at roost.
Archive for December 9th, 2010
Pett Level Preservation Trust land at Toot Rock 6th December A short walk around back of pill box, misty cold conditions Bluetits, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Robin and Wren. On my return back to car two Female and one male Chaffinch playing amongst a tree, then a female Brambling caught my eye. Whilst watching her I didn’t realise there were at least 10 Waxwings in the top!!! This bought a natural warmth to my bones. they were moving around the back of houses there and I managed to get a photo by bridge at the entrance. And to top it all great veiws of a Peregrine attack on a small flock of Starlings. James Tomlinson by e-mail