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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.

Monday, 22 December 2014

A Good Weekend - 20th / 21st December and more SEOs

Saturday pm went over to Horse Eye Level for another look for the Richard's Pipit and dipped again.
However 4 SEOs and 2 Ringtail Hen Harriers kept me entertained till dusk but only 1 came close to photograph. 


Sunday morning a couple of hours spent on Walland Marsh saw 100's  of Fieldfares but very skittish and always silhouetted against the milky sun.

My prime target was the Whooper Swan which I finally found in the flock of 28 Bewick Swans. Also of note were the 4 Tundra Bean Geese.

Herd of Bewick Swans, 4 Bean Geese (centre) and Whooper Swan (second from right) 
On Dengemarsh the 2 Cattle Egrets were close to the road by Wraxhalls, but 1 went behind the hay stack as I arrived
Cattle Egret
At Scotney I couldn't find the Scaup or Black-necked Grebes and the weather deteriorated, the feral Barnacles were close to the road
Barnacle Goose

Scotney Geese

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