Sunday, 31 January 1999

31/1/99 Elmley RSPB 7.45am - 11.00am, Capel Fleet 11.30am - 3.00pm. Sunny and calm. Early morning frost but then warm !

Little Grebe 1
Cormorant c.5
Little Egret 2
Grey Heron c.3
Mute Swan c.20
Bean Goose 1 probable - seen briefly then facing away before flushed. Very dark headed.
White-fronted Goose c.600
Greylag Goose c.80
Canada Goose c.20
Barnacle Goose c.40
Brent Goose c.350
Shelduck c.50
Wigeon c.2000
Gadwall c.10
Teal c.500
Mallard c.150
Pintail c.20
Shoveler c.20
Pochard c.50
Tufted Duck c.5
Goldeneye 1 drake on Swale
Marsh Harrier c.5
Hen Harrier c.3 including 1 male on walk to Reserve
Sparrowhawk c.3
Kestrel c.5
Grey Partridge c.15
Coot c.20
Oystercatcher c.10
Avocet c.20
Ringed Plover c.10
Golden Plover c.2000
Grey Plover c.5
Lapwing c.10000
Dunlin c.15
Snipe 1
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Curlew c.250
Spotted Redshank 1
Redshank c.50
Turnstone c.2
Black-headed Gull c.10
Common Gull c.100
Herring Gull c.15
Great Black-backed Gull c.5
Stock Dove c.10
Woodpigeon c.50
Collared Dove c.2
Little Owl 1
Green Woodpecker c.3
Skylark c.10
Meadow Pipit c.6
Pied Wagtail c.5
Dunnock c.5
Robin c.2
Blackbird c.5
Fieldfare c.10
Redwing c.2
Chiffchaff 1
Goldfinch c.6
Reed Bunting c.10
Corn Bunting c.6

Saturday, 30 January 1999

30/1/99 Ovingdean (O)10.30 - 11.00am. Crumbles 1pm.

Red-throated Diver 1 oiled
Fulmar 1 Birling Gap
Cattle Egret 1
Little Egret 1 Cuckmere
Grey Heron 2 Pevensey
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Linnet 2

Thursday, 28 January 1999

28/1/99 Ovingdean 12.30

Cattle Egret 1

Sunday, 24 January 1999

24/1/99 Burgess Hill

Painted Lady Butterfly 1 !

Saturday, 9 January 1999

9/1/99 Rye Harbour, North Point GP, Scotney GP and Dungeness ARC Pit.

Great Northern Diver 1 Scotney
Little Grebe c.5
Great Crested Grebe 2
Red-necked Grebe 1 Scotney
Bewick’s Swan c.80 Scotney
Wigeon c.60
Gadwall 1
Teal c.100
Shoveler c.6
Pochard c.200
Tufted Duck c.10
Goldeneye c.3
Smew 9 redheads Northpoint
Ruddy Duck c.6
Hen Harrier 1 ringtail
Sparrowhawk 1
Sanderling 2
Barn Owl 1 Rye
Green Woodpecker 1
Shore Lark 1
Chiffchaff h Rye

Tuesday, 5 January 1999

5/1/99 Burgess Hill.

Long-tailed Tit c.5

Monday, 4 January 1999

4/1/99 Southwold 11.30am - 3.30pm. Sunny and calm but cold.

No sign of reported Brunnich’s Guillemot.

Red-throated Diver c.650N in less than an hour
Black-throated Diver 1 on sea
Slavonian Grebe 2 on sea
Canada Goose 1
Scoter c.250
Iceland Gull 1 first-winter following trawler
Kittiwake c.500
Guillemot c.5
Pied Wagtail 2

Sunday, 3 January 1999

3/1/99 Burgess Hill. Very windy with rain in morning

Coal Tit 1
Nuthatch h

Saturday, 2 January 1999

2/1/99 Burgess Hill. Windy with some early rain.

Dunnock 2
Blue Tit c.3
Great Tit c.2
Nuthatch h
Treecreeper 1

Friday, 1 January 1999

1st January 1999 Isle of Sheppey. Very mild c.10 C sunny with fresh southerly wind. Shellness Point, Capel Fleet and Harty Ferry. All day.

Great Northern Diver 2
Little Grebe 1
Great Crested Grebe c.10
Cormorant 1
Little Egret 2+
Grey Heron c.4
Mute Swan c.10
Greylag Goose c.30
Brent Goose c.500
Shelduck c.50
Mallard c.15
Red-breasted Merganser c.3
Marsh Harrier c.3 incl. 1 male
Hen Harrier c.5
Rough-legged Buzzard 1 ex.
Kestrel c.3
Merlin 2
Pheasant c.10 incl 1 albino
Moorhen 2
Coot 1
Oystercatcher c.500
Ringed Plover c.5
Golden Plover c.2000
Grey Plover c.80
Lapwing c.5000
Knot c.75
Dunlin c.50
Bar-tailed Godwit c.50
Curlew c.25
Redshank c.15
Turnstone c.15
Black-headed Gull c.30
Common Gull c.30
Herring Gull c.20
Great Black-backed Gull c.5
Razorbill 1
Stock Dove c.2
Woodpigeon c.25
Collared Dove c.5
Skylark c.10
Meadow Pipit c.10
Rock Pipit 2
Wren 2
Robin 2
Blackbird c.10
Fieldfare c.80
Redwing 2
Mistle Thrush 1
Magpie c.10
Jackdaw 2
Rook c.10
Carrion Crow c.10
Starling c.50
House Sparrow c.5
Chaffinch 2
Greenfinch 3
Reed Bunting c.10
Corn Bunting 1