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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.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday 11th November - Decisions

A chance to go out Birding for the day is it to be over to Pagham for the Hooded Merganser and Red Breasted Goose at Farlington Marshes or to to stay local. With no news of the Merg on saturday I opted to stay local - later to regret as it showed well on the Sunday.

Starting off to walk the dogs at Pett Level a Little Owl flew in front of the truck just past the Smuggler Pub.
Not much else about and later back on the sea wall after breakfast the usual birds and birders.

Heading off to Dunge I stopped off at the Midrips, my first ever visit as Remembrance Sunday there was no firing on the ranges, and also no birds other than 6 Redshanks, a dozen Mute Swans and a Kestrel.

Stopping off at Scotney around 70 Barnacle Geese and 


and 5 Emporer hybrids

 On the fence 4 Stonechats 3 Female
 and 1 male
 From here onto the beach at the point, walking over to the fishing boats the Glaucous was flushed by an angler, and after 2 hours couldn't relocate, however the Yellow Legged Gull posed for the cameras.


 On to the reserve 2 of the 3  Great White Egrets were on Burrows Pit but distant


 Very little at the ARC except the hundred of usual ducks including a couple of female Goldeneye.

At Midley the 2 Whooper Swans were distant with about 40 Mutes

At the Harrier roost 11 Marsh Harriers were over a distant reed bed but the finale was a Barn Owl over my head as I was walking back to the truck.

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