Pett Sightings

27th September 2011, Tuesday

On the18th September 2011, saw large numbers of warblers in the trees bushes all along, the tree lines of the marsh, with Chiffchaff and Blackcap making up the bulk numbers, but it was nice seeing a Garden Warbler at Pett, my first at Pett for a long time, also my first Spotted Flycatcher,for the year, and a welcome Whinchat. On a downward note was missing the male Montagus Harrier,which must of flown right over Carters flood hide while l was in it, but Cliff tried his very best for me to see it, thanks Cliff. But I did have 2 adult winter plumage Med Gulls flying over the pools later in the morning. On the 25th September, it was the first time the tide was high in the morning, for weeks, which brought more sightings on the seaward side, for a change, with 2 Black Tern and two sightings of a Arctic Skua, there are still Comic Terns, Sandwich Terns and Gannets fishing in the bay, The raptors started off with a Peregrine Falcon flying south out to sea, there were 4 different Marsh Harriers through the course of the morning, 3 Buzzard,1 Hobby,1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. Waders  6 Redshank,2 Greenshank 4 Ruff, 1 Bl.T.Godwit,1 Common Sand,2 Ringed Plover 1 Golden Plover,4 Dunlin, 3 Snipe. And to finish the morning off there was a nice male Stonechat in the bushes near Toot Rock drive in. Good bird watching Pete.