Pett Level update

16th February 2012, Thursday

As often happens, some of the geese on Pett Level this afternoon were walking down behind low banks, making a full count very difficult. Among the hordes of Greylags and Canadas there were 4 Pinkfeet, 25+ Whitefronts and perhaps as many as 200 Brents. There were two Black-tailed Godwits among 100 Curlew near the pools, which held two Ruddy Ducks (male and female). Lastly, the gull flock on the sea by the village included my first two Med Gulls of 2012, just one day earlier than last year. For me, that’s the first sign of spring!