Castle Water: 2 Bitterns, 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Ravens, 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret, 10 Pintail, 5 Smew including 2 drakes, Water Rail seen by DC, 30 Gadwall, 1Merlin, 4 Cetti's Warblers, saw 1 briefly, plus the commoner ducks. On our walk back to the car, a resting flock of large gulls sat in a field, produced a 2nd W. Caspian Gull. After 15 minutes all the gulls took flight and disappeared to the South.
Pannel Valley: No sign of the Great Grey Shrike, 2-3 Barn Owls, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warblers singing, 60 Fieldfares.
Looking from the Bittern Lookout at Castle Water.
Western end of Castle Water.
Looking towards Rye from Castle Water.