Monday, 25 January 2010

24th January 2009 Castle Water and Pannel Valley

Visited Castle Water, and Pannel Valley today with David.
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.

Camber Castle.

Looking towards Rye from Castle Water.

Smew on Castle Water.

2nd W. Caspian Gull at Castle Water Water taken by DC.

Shovelers on Castle Water.

Marsh Harrier over Castle Water.

Fieldfare in Pannel Valley.

Raven over Castle Water.