Monday, 29 March 2010

March 29th (New Hythe)

The early morning drizzle had stopped but it remained rather dull and overcast.
I parked at Brookland lake,walked across to the river,which was low,along the path,over the crossing,through the east and west scrub,then back down the millstream path.
As I walked under the bridge I could hear a Reed Bunting singing and a little further on the first of 6 Cetti`s Warblers,all of which were on this side of the railway.A look at the river produced 2 Canada Geese,1 Shelduck,4 Mallard,22 Teal,6 Cormorant,5 Coot,1 ad and 1 imm G B b Gull and 1 flyover Sandwich Tern,the latter of which was picked up by its call.Two Gadwall were seen on Abbey Mead and 6 Chiffchaffs and 1 Blackcap were either seen or heard in the area.The east scrub produced little of note apart from a flock of 6 Magpie and the hoped for song of a Willow Warbler from the west scrub never happened.On the walk back along the millstream 2 Kingfishers were seen,one of which flew along the stream and the other across the millstream lake.No Pochard were seen on this visit.

1 comment:

  1. Sandwich Tern would be a first for me at NH Alan, also good to see the Kingfishers are doing OK after the harsh winter.