Sunday 12th June 2011, Arrived at the Pools around 6.30 am. Apart from famlies of Tufted Ducks ( with at least 4 different clutches) and a very large clutch of 9 Mute Swan on the road side pool not much else to report. On the sea much the same, with only Sandwich Terns, Common Terns and a couple of Little Tern of note. But at Carters Flood it was much better with 92 BL.T.Godwit (counted) 2Avocet, with 20/30 Curlew on the marsh. The Little Owl was at the usual place and there was a Barn Owl hunting over the flood off and on through the morning, also good views of 2 Buzzards and Marsh Harriers.There was a nice sight of a pair of Lesser Whitethroat feeding one young, at the begining of the footpath to the R,M.C. Good birdwatching Pete.
Archive for June 13th, 2011
Highlights over the last few day have included, at Castle Water, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, three Little Ringed Plover, female Marsh Harrier, four Wigeon and two male Teal. The Black Swan was also present in front of the hide on Sunday. On Harbour Farm a Hobby was seen today while Little Ringed Plover were present on the pools behind Ternery Pool and at the western end of the farm. On the Beach Reserve a summer-plumaged Knot and small numbers of Dunlin, Turnstone and Ringed Plover have been seen on the saltmarsh below Limekiln Cottage while at least 20 Little Tern have also been present.