Friday, 29 April 2011

Another Parrot

 In a sea watch this morning and another in the middle of the day 1500+ Bar-tailed Godwits with much smaller nubers of Whimbrel, Knot and Grey Plover, also 3 Arctic Skuas,4 Teal, 1 Garganey,a few Common Scoter , 2 Little Gulls, 6 Kittiwakes, 2 Red-Throated Divers, 5 Fulmars numerous Common Terns, Sandwich Terns and Gannets milling about off shore, 20+ Guillemots, a trickle of Swallows in off also a tatty Sarrowhawk and a Dungeness tick for me a Ring Necked Parakeet in th Lighthouse Garden (thanks Neil) last seen being chased round the power station by a Peregrine. At Denge Marsh the Purple Heron showed briefly twice in about 2 hours (Rubbish Pic) but whilst waiting  40+ Barwits and 2 Blackwits were on the marsh with more going over, also 2+ Hobbies, 2 Ravens, a Peregrine, 3+ Marsh Harriers, a Bittern flew by and was booming. At The |Midrips late afternoon a Curlew Sandpiper with 270 Barwits and another 250 feeding on the shore , 22 Avocets, 4 Greenshank and a Knot. At Scotney another 200+ Barwits with more arriving as i left.

1 comment:

  1. Martin,

    Thanks for info - hope to get down at least once over the weekend. I wonder if this is a returning Heron from last year - looking forward to seeing what develops!