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Friday 28 November 2014

Rye Harbour 28/11/14

I finally added Bittern to my Yearlist today with great relief. I arrived at the viewpoint at first light, but after 1.5 hours I saw nothing, so I wondered around to the hide at Castle Water, and within 20 minutes a bird showed well in flight, flying up just to the left of me, over the pit and into the reeds. One of the best Bitterns I've seen!!!

Other bits included:
Barn Owl - 1
Brambling - 1 over 
Fieldfare - ca. 300
Marsh Harrier - 3 

Pett Levels
Ruff - 7

A walk along Cooden Beach/Norman's Bay area produced nothing.

 Castle Water
my last visit here was the 6th November 2006 where a Desert Wheatear was seen along this fenceline. (Cooden Beach)