Saturday, 5 March 2005

5th March 2005 Roedean Pitch and Putt Course 8.00am – 9.30am, St. Georges, Ditchling Common 10.30am – 12.00pm. Cold with light north wind

Great Crested Grebe 2 on sea off Marina
Cormorant 2 Marina
Mute Swan 1 1w
European White-fronted Goose 1 St. Georges prob 1w as although it had a well developed white flank line and white blaze it lacked any black patches to the belly. Bill pink with a vague orange tinge when viewed head-on. Dark head and upper neck with vertical dark scars to neck. Breast pale. Pale wavy lines across mantle and scapulars. Tail with broad white tip and white rump. Orange legs. Smaller than the accompanying Greylags. Raised wings revealing narrow grey bar across greater coverts broadening across primary coverts. Dark orbital ring!
Greylag Goose 112
Canada Goose c.60
Mallard 2
Kestrel 2 St. Georges
Pheasant 1 St. Georges
Moorhen 10 St. Georges
Lapwing 14 St. Georges
Black-headed Gull c.50 Roedean
Herring Gull c.10
Kumlien’s Gull 1 2w Roedean
Guillemot 1 Marina
Razorbill 1 off Marina
Auk sp. C.20W off Marina
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 St. Georges
Song Thrush 2 St. Georges
Redwing c.20 St. Georges
Mistle Thrush 2 St. Georges
Goldcrest 1 St. Georges
Long-tailed Tit 2 St. Georges
Nuthatch 1 St. Georges
Treecreeper 1 St. Georges
Jay 1 St. Georges