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, 29 December 2012

Escaping Christmas

Surprising on Christmas Day while walking the dogs after lunch 10 Waxwings were on wires in Fyrs Way no more than 100 metres from home, rushing back for the camera flagged down Dr. C.B. who went and had a look, just as I got back there they took off never to be seen again.

Boxing Day spent most of the morning combing Fairlight for the Waxwings but no luck. Took a quick trip to Pett Level bumped into Cliif D and Mike Mullis to be told did you see the Ruddy Shelduck that has just gone off with the geese! - No I didn't.

Found this Herring Gull with bling - awaiting details.

Ring reads A4DC
Awaiting a reply from BTO, probably a rescue and ringed at Mallydams.

Day after Boxing Day Took the dogs around western end of Rye Harbour for their early morning walk, Lulu flushed a Grey Partridge and a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew above our heads west over Long Pit - my first in Sussex.

29th December driving along Pett Level stopped to look at the geese for any Whitefronts - still no - but the GREAT WHITE EGRET flew in and landed on the back of the eastern pool and then walked into the reeds. I went home got the camera came back but couldn't relocate. ( It was seen flying up Pannel Valley probably while I was getting the camera).

This week we have had strong winds and heavy rain looking forward to Sunday as the forcast is dry.

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