Saturday, 14 March 2015

14th March 2015 Beachy, Ouse Estuary Project & Rodmell NE3 Clear

Red-throated Diver 1E, 2W, 6 on sea
Grey Heron 1W
Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Auk sp. 1W
Redwing 1
Stonechat 14
Black Redstart 1
Meadow Pipit 2N, 15
Chaffinch 14E
Yellowhammer 1
Reed Bunting 3

Ouse Estuary Project
Buzzard 1
Ruff 1
Water Rail h
Richard's Pipit 1 adult

Golden Plover 1
Chiffchaff 2

 Adult Richard's Pipit at the Ouse Estuary Project
Eventually a superb performer having been kindly called back by Ian Barnard having chosen the wrong time to wander off to look for Gulls at the harbour! Not hearing it call it was nice to see its long hind claws  whilst it was perched on the fence effectively eliminating any chance of it being a Blyth's Pipit! Its median coverts and tertials all looked the same generation to me with broad buffy edges so being an adult surely there's a good chance it's the same returning individual seen at the very same site in late March 2014.

Golden Plover at Rodmell