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.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

The New Year and a new list to compile

The new year started off with a little snow and very low temperatures, Ice was forming on the pools and the canal. Saturday I set off for Pannel Valley with Frank along the canal, Carters Flood was frozen over with a few gulls sitting on the ice. Along the canal a couple of Green Sandpipers flew up from the mud banks, Lapwing, Curlew, Canada and Greylag geese in the fields. At the scrape plenty of Teal, a couple of Shoveler and a couple of Snipe showed. A pair of Stonechat were sitting on the fence by the farm track.  A walk up to the waterlogged field didn't produce the Great Grey Shrike that has been regularly reported.

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