About Me

I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Friday, 16 October 2009

This week to 17th October

This week the weather has turned much cooler and the winds turning northerly, Monday morning before work I went back to Carters Flood with the camera and scope to try and catch the Glossy Ibis again, sadly it was not around. Tuesday eve. I went to Pett Pools for the last hour of light, there were 2 - 300 Lapwing, the Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Redshank, and 5 Dunlin had moved in. Wednesday pm I took a walk from Dogs Hill at Winchelsea Beach into the western half of Rye Harbour Nature reserve, very little of note other than several Stonechats, the ducks are starting to get their colours, many Tufted Ducks on Long Pit and a single male Pintail and Green Sandpiper on Harbour Farm pools. Thursday eve. went to the Firehills and back along Warren road, very quiet except for Magpies and a few Blackbirds and Robins. The majority of Chiff Chaffs and Hirundines have now departed.
Friday eve. a walk along the Military Canal found a flock of Goldfinches, a couple of Stonechats and a Kestrel. Over the levels a flock of Starlings gave a good flight display.

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