Sunday, 30 May 1993

30/5/93 Cley & Blakeney Point

PACIFIC SWIFT 1 ex.
Desert Warbler 1 male singing ex.

Pacific Swift over Cley (Rob Wilson)
After a chance call to Birdline in Hailsham after leaving Beachy JFC drove us straight to Cley where after abandoning our car with many others we watched the Pacific Swift feeding over Cley marshes until its disappearance.
 
Desert Wheatear nest building on Blakeney Point (Alan Tate  http://www.aabirdpix.com/)
After the excitement of the Pacific Swift a walk down Blakeney was in order to see the Desert Warbler that much to our surprise was clearly nest-building!


Tuesday, 25 May 1993

25/5/93 St. Abbs Head

MARMORA'S WARBLER 1 male singing ex.

Male Marmora's Warbler at St. Abbs Head (Alan Tate http://www.aabirdpix.com)
Having only obtained brief views of the male at Spurn the year before, JK was keen to see another, so we made the long trip north for this third for Britain and soon after dawn were watching it singing whilst it did a circuit of its favoured gorse-covered hillside.


Saturday, 22 May 1993

22/5/93 Gimmingham, Norfolk

Oriental Pratincole 1 adult ex.

Oriental Pratincole at Gimingham, Norfolk (Alan Tate http://www.aabirdpix.com/)
 
Oriental Pratincole at Gimingham, Norfolk (Steve Young) 

Oriental Pratincole at Gimingham, Norfolk (Robin Chittenden)
Having seen the Oriental Pratincole at Elmney only distantly it seemed worth a trip to Norfolk to see this obliging bird frequenting some small horse paddocks. Little did we know that RDME would subsequently relocate it at Pevensey (whilst we were again Norfolk!) later in the year.


Monday, 17 May 1993

17/5/93 Rye Harbour

Bridled Tern 1 adult ex.


Adult Bridled Tern at Rye (Christine & Norman Winterman)
Fortunately the finders (the above photographers) phoned their news out to allow a hide full of observers to make a 'dawn raid' that paid off spectacularly with the Bridled Tern making several flypasts of the hide on leaving its roost before flying out to sea never to return again.

Saturday, 15 May 1993

15/5/93 Fleet Pools

CITRINE WAGTAIL 1 first-summer male ex.

First-summer male Citrine Wagtail at Fleet Pond (Alan Tate http://www.aabirdpix.com/)


Sunday, 2 May 1993

2/5/93 Beachy & Arundel

Red-rumped Swallow 1 ex.

Arundel
White Stork 1