Monday, 15 February 2010

14th February 2010 Wivelsfield, Pett, Castle Water, Ternery Pool and Northiam

Went out with Doreen & David. First stop to photograph Fieldfares at Wivelsfield. We saw 100 Fieldfares & 10 Yellow Hammers. Onto Pett Level: 20 White Fronted Geese, 6 Brent Geese, 1 Knot plus the usual selection of common waders etc. Moved onto Castle Water: 2 Bitterns one of which showed very very well, nice views also of a Water Rail, 3 Smew (1 drake), 6 Pintail, 70 Grey-lag Geese, 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Ravens, & 30 Fieldfares, plus 40 Gadwall and good numbers of Shovelers etc.. On our way home went via Northiam and saw the adult Whooper Swan.
Ternery Pool, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Shoveler on Castle Water, Rye.

Fieldfare at Wivelsfield.


Water Rail at Castle Water, Rye.

Smew at Castle Water, Rye.

Flock of Grey-lags over Castle Water, Rye.

Cormorant at Castle Water, Rye.

Great Crested Grebe on Castle Water, Rye.

Gadwall & Shoveler on Castle Water, Rye.

Adult Herring Gull at Rye.