Pett

7th September 2011, Wednesday

Sightings for the last three trips to Pett, its been very hard finding any birds to report just lately, on the 21st August 1 Redstart in the bushes and fence line as you come on to the R.M.C footpath, also seen was 2 of each Greenshank and Green Sands. A week later on the 28th August the main birds of interest, Peregrine perching on the fields near the pools, with brief hunting trips over the pools, 1 Ruff at the pools. This Sunday 2 Ruff, there’s been between half a dozen to a dozen Bl.T.Godwit over the marsh over the past 3 weeks, 4 Wigeon at the pools were my first of the autumn, The usual birds of prey have been seen on most of the outings, Marsh Harriers, Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks and Kestrel, and if you are lucky enough the Little Owl has been in the usual place. If you get to Pett marsh early in the morning there’s a sight to be seen with hundreds of Swallows, Sand Martins with a few House Martins and 3 Swifts all over the marsh, but they disperse quickly. Good bird watching Pete.