Sunday, 13 November 2011

Here comes The Sun

At The Point this morning the sea was very quiet with just a few Auks and Gannets and the resident Great-crested Grebes. On the Beach a Lapland Bunting flew through and the 2w Glaucous Gull and Yellow-legged Gull showed well as did 1 Snow Bunting on the concrete road.
Just can't resist snapping this beauty
 At the Observatory more Redpolls were being trapped (1000+) this autumn, a Sparrowhawk trapped itself in the Heligoland Trap and 3 Blackcaps were in The Moat.
Trapped in the Heligoland

Sun bathing in The Moat
At the Arc Pit 10+ Goldeneye were seen from the road, a Great White Egret was showing well from the Screen Hide, 3+ Chiffchaffs were in the Sallows and 2 Marsh Harriers were hunting the Tower Pits. Hanson hide was full as was the reserve car park so short drive to West Hythe to see the Rough Legged Buzzard again, which eventually appeared over the quarry but frustratingly kept its distance from my camera, a Green Sandpiper flew over while I was waiting. No sign of the Short-eared Owls at Littlestone Golf Course this afternoon.

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