Pett

11th July 2011, Monday

Sunday 10th July 2011, Arrived around 6.30am, it was very calm, hardly a breeze at all, the sea was like a mill pond. Just off shore there was 3 Eiders ( 1 first winter drake) . Although the tide was near high I decided to go to Carters, on the hunch of getting some early autumn waders? There was 9 BL.T.Godwit, 2 Green Sands, and I heard a Wood Sand,but I never saw it!. At the Pools there was a further 35 Bl.T.Godwits,2Whimbrel,209 Curlew ( counted) 3 Med Gulls,two adults with a begging imm. Seen from the sea wall was Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Sparrow Hawk and the very pale Barn Owl all seen flying over back of the marsh, through the course of the morning. Good Bird watching Pete.