Monday, 28 September 1998

28/9/98 Balakiel Craft Village area, NW Scotland. 10am - 2pm.

(No sign of first winter Daurian Starling)
Red-throated Diver 1
Goosander 1
Buzzard c.10
Saker 1 immature - brown jesses on both legs.
Black Guillemot c.6
Rock Dove c.5
Wren c.3
Twite c.15

Sunday, 27 September 1998

27/9/98 Beachy Head 7.15am - 12.00. Clear with light easterly wind.

Marsh Harrier 1 male 'S' at 7.45am.
Turtle Dove 1
Tree Pipit 2
Redstart 4
Reed Warbler 1 very grey individual with rufous rump
Lesser Whitethroat 1

Saturday, 26 September 1998

26/9/98 Beachy Head 7.15am - 12.00. Clear with light easterly wind.

Red-legged Partridge 1
Swift 1
Tree Pipit 2
Redstart 4
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Whitethroat 3

Sunday, 20 September 1998

20/9/98 Beachy Head 6.45am - 1pm. Clear with fresh easterly wind. Warm.

Gannet c.5
Sparrowhawk 2
Skylark 2
Sand Martin 30
Swallow c.80
House Martin c.20
Meadow Pipit c.100
Redstart 2
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 8
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Whitethroat 2
Blackcap c.5
Chiffchaff c.25
Willow Warbler 1
Goldcrest c.5
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Little Bunting 1 ex. first record for Beachy. Found at 7.10 in bushes at top of Birling Lane, last seen 7.30. Chestnut ear coverts with neat black border. Creamy orange supercilium with broad black lateral crown stripes. White wingbars. Crested appearance. Very small size. Call 'tic'.

Saturday, 19 September 1998

19/9/98 Beachy Head 6.45am - 12.00. Chichester GPs (C) 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Calm with clear skies and warm.

Great Crested Grebe 1C
Little Egret 1 Cuckmere
Marsh Harrier 1 female opposite Chat Vale
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Red-legged Partridge 1 Cow Gap
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER 1 juv. ex. Portfield Lake, Chichester. UK 450 !
Little Stint 4C
Green Sandpiper 2C
White-winged Black Tern 1 juv. ex. C. Virtually black saddle contrasting well with white rump and pale grey tail. Pale upperwings.
Sand Martin 20
Swallow c.1000
House Martin c.1000
Meadow Pipit c.20
Yellow Wagtail c.20
Redstart 2
Whinchat 2
Wheatear 2
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat c.5
Blackcap c.15
Chiffchaff c.50
Willow Warbler 1
Goldcrest 2
Spotted Flycatcher 3

Sunday, 13 September 1998

13/9/98 Beachy Head 6.45am - 12.00. Westerly with some rain.

Swallow 50
House Martin 500
Yellow Wagtail 10
Redstart c.3
Whinchat 2
Whitethroat 5
Blackcap 10
Chiffchaff c.30
Willow Warbler c.5
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Corn Bunting c.20

Saturday, 12 September 1998

12/9/98 Beachy Head 6.45am - 11.00am. Calm and clear at first becoming overcast then a fresh westerly with heavy rain

Sparrowhawk 3
Osprey 1 east along cliffs just west of Chat Vale
Kestrel 1
Hobby 1 caught what appeared to be a Meadow Pipit up the Lane.
Peregrine 2
Short-eared Owl 1 in flight over Chat Vale
Swift 2
Kingfisher 1 Cuckmere
Sand Martin 2
Swallow c.30
House Martin c.300
Tree Pipit c.6
Meadow Pipit c.20
Yellow Wagtail c.40
Grey Wagtail 2
Redstart c.6
Whinchat c.5
Stonechat c.5
Wheatear c.5
Grasshopper Warbler 1 briefly in run in Hollow
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat c.3
Whitethroat c.10
Blackcap c.40
Chiffchaff c.40
Willow Warbler c.20
Spotted Flycatcher c.5
Corn Bunting c.20

Thursday, 10 September 1998

10/9/98 Rottingdean 6.20am - 7am. SW28 with heavy squally showers.

Sooty Shearwater 1W at 6.43am.
Gannet c.2
Peregrine 1

Wednesday, 9 September 1998

9/9/98 Rottingdean 5.45pm - 7.30pm. SW25 but dry.

Fulmar c.6
Gannet c.6

Sunday, 6 September 1998

6/9/98 Beachy Head 6.45am - 12.10. Calm, dry but overcast.

Honey Buzzard 1 around for 10 minutes
Swallow c.30
House Martin c.100
Redstart c.6
Chiffchaff c.10
Willow Warbler c.5

Saturday, 5 September 1998

5/9/98 Beachy Head 6.45am - 11.00am. Moderate westerly with heavy showers

Gannet 10
Cormorant 4
Sparrowhawk 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 (both graeselli and intermedius)
Green Woodpecker c.2
Swallow c.10
House Martin c.5
Yellow Wagtail 1h
Redstart c.12
Whinchat 1
Stonechat c.4
Wheatear c.3
Lesser Whitethroat c.5
Whitethroat c.10
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap c.3
Willow Warbler c.5
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Linnet c.25