Monday 3rd October 2011
Light S/W winds, warm, dry, sunny.
I missed out on the opportunity to see a Great White Egret, found by Matt Hindle yesterday evening, going to roost south of Reculver, so I headed up to the towers early this morning in the hope of catching the egrets leaving their roost.
I spent a while around the bushes south of the towers, hearing a few Chiffchaffs and a couple of Snipe flew over, but nothing much else.
I walked over to Brook and back, but there were far fewer birds around than over the weekend. Highlight was watching a Peregrine unsuccessfully chasing Woodpigeons over the fields. On the way back there was a Wheatear on the ploughed field, and another on the rocks west of the towers. Three Little Egrets were on the shore, but none of their larger cousins.