Nightjar 1 male churring and wing-clapped three times. White corners of tail
seen in flight. Another h. Dartford Warbler 1 scolding male seen with another h. Willow Warbler h Redpoll 1 Bullfinch
1 near Chailey
Scoter c.20E Peregrine c.2 Commic Tern c.30E Roseate Tern 1E at c.6.45. Passed at medium range with a group of Commic
Terns. It appeared wholly very white with no hint of darker underparts/belly.
Appeared very slighty smaller and slimmer than accompanying Commic Terns. Tail
streamers appeared long. Black Tern 2E Auk sp c.3E Swallow c.10 House Martin c.10 Lesser Whitethroat c.2 Whitethroat c.20 Reed
Warbler 1 singing
Peregrine 2 Arctic Skua 1E Stock Dove 1 Cuckoo 1 Swift 1 Swallow c.20 House Martin c.8 Stonechat c.10 including first
juveniles. Three males all showing white rumps. Blackcap h Lesser Whitethroat c.3 Whitethroat c.10 Reed Warbler c.12 all singing Chiffchaff c.3 Spotted Flycatcher 1 Corn
Great Crested Grebe 2 Gannet c.5 Cormorant c.10 Little Egret 1 Gadwall 1 Mediterranean Gull 1 adult Sandwich Tern c.50 Common Tern c.50 Roseate Tern 1 adult bill appeared black with long white
tail streamers Lady’s Island
Lake Black Guillemot 2 Rosslare Pied Wagtail c.15 Willow Warbler h Chough 2 Dursey Hooded Crow c.10 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 1 ex. adult lacking its
White-crowned Sparrow at Dursey, Co. Cork (Adrian Webb)
Shoveler 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL 1 drake Sat on
sea c.40m offshore with the pair of Shoveler. Long black bill. Black forehead.
Large white crescent in front of eye running vertically down head – at top of
crescent white line extending horizontally bordering crown-sides. Ear coverts
and neck sides slaty-blue. Breast and flanks brown peppered with large dark
spots. Large white spot at rear of flanks. Undertail-coverts black. Superb
flight view as it at first flew east, circled back in front of us and then
headed west. Forearm a rich blue bordered at rear by white line narrowing
towards body. Primaries black. Underwings strikingly white. Sussex addition.
Diver sp. 1E Fulmar c.10 Barnacle Geese 5 Scotney Shelduck 6 Newhaven Tufted Duck c.15 Scotney Scoter c.25E Common Buzzard 1 over rides above
Hollow Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine 4 Little Ringed Plover 1 Newhaven Redshank 1 Pomarine Skua 1E hanging around offshore for c.10 mins whilst made prolonged
pursuits of c.5 Kittiwakes. Arctic Skua c.3E Black-headed Gull c.50E Herring Gull c.50 Dungeness AUDOUIN’S GULL 1 second Summer. Long, dark red bill with black terminal band.
Long gape-line. Blue-grey legs and feet. Head white with feint darker brow.
Breast white with belly washed grey. Hindneck grey as was mantle and
upperwings. Primaries very long being black. Tail white with broad black
subterminal tail band. In flight inner primaries grey but most primaries wholly
black. Well-defined black bar on secondaries with narrow white trailing edge. Sandwich Tern c.15E Commic Tern c.10E Swift c.10 Newhaven Swallow c.10 House Martin 1 Pied Wagtail 1 Wheatear 1 Dungeness Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat c.20 Chiffchaff h Goldfinch 30 Reed Bunting 1 Scotney Yellowhammer 1 Corn
Red-throated Diver 1E Fulmar c.15 Gannet c.15 Brent Goose 1E Eider c.8E Scoter c.50E Velvet Scoter 2E Sparrowhawk 2 flew east along
cliff-edge Grey Plover 2E Pomarine Skua 5 - 6E a party of 3 sat on the water and occasionally
flying east followed by 2 behaving similarly with a third bird almost certainly
a Pom without a tail Arctic Skua c.3E Sandwich Tern c.30E Commic Tern c.100E Black Tern c.5E Auk sp. C.10E Swift c.1 Swallow c.15 House Martin c.5 White Wagtail 1 male on Birling lawns. Black crown contrasting with grey
mantle. Stonechat c.4 Whitethroat c.15 Chiffchaff h House Sparrow c.10 Linnet c.8 Corn