Tuesday, 7 September 2010

September 7th (New Hythe)

Bright,but with some rain. 10:am-11:30am.
The best bird this morning was a Hobby seen over Brookland lake,it then headed off in the direction of the river.Two Cett1`s Warblers were heard calling from close by in the sunken marsh and a mixed Tit flock was pulling along (1) Common Whitethroat and (3) Chiffchaffs in the nearby hawthorns.On Abbey Mead the Tufted Duck flock totalled (83) birds,a week or more ago there was only (20).On the river which was nearing high tide (6) Herons and 2 Mute Swans were in the area of Eccles creek along with (2) Stock Doves and a Common Sandpiper.Unfortunately by the time I had reached the scrub area the rain had started to fall and little else was then noted apart from (60) Canada Geese and 40 Greylag on Johnsons lake.I was hoping this morning to find a few Pochard on one of the lakes,usually by this time they have arrived.

At 1300 I had (3) Common Buzzards high over the garden which drifted off east.


  1. I'll try for the Pochards tomorrow if I get chance Alan. Have a good week in Cornwall, you'll definitely see more wildlife there than we saw in the lakes!

  2. Hi Alan.
    Shame about the weather cutting your visit short. Nice seeing those Buzzards over home.
    Good to see you and Carol at Northward Hill on Sunday.
    Have a good trip.

  3. PS. Hi Alan.
    Appoligies to Jeanette, sorry I got her name wrong. You and Jeanette have a great time in Cornwall.

  4. Thanks both,don`t find to many good birds before I get back.