Friday, 25 June 1999

25th June 1999 Grove Ferry, Kent 4.30am - 8am. Sunny and calm.

Hobby 1
Baillon’s Crake 1 ex views at 6.40am. Red eye, all-green bill, brown crown, upperparts rufous brown with many white flecks. Underparts steely blue becoming heavily barred on flanks and undertails. Spiky brown tail. Swam across 10 yards of open water but generally crept around in grass. Calling frequently - frog like.
Ringed Plover 1
Snipe c.3 drumming
Greenshank 1
Turtle Dove h
Cuckoo 1
Skylark 1
Savi’s Warbler h at 4.45am.

Wednesday, 23 June 1999

23rd June 1999 Grove Ferry, Kent 5pm - 10pm. Sunny and calm

Hobby c.2
Baillon’s Crake 1 brief views at 6.40pm against strong sunlight.
Snipe c.2 drumming
Green Sandpiper h
Savi’s Warbler h from 9.30pm.

Tuesday, 22 June 1999

22nd June 1999 Grove Ferry, Kent 12.15pm - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 10pm. Sunny and calm.

Hobby c.10
Water Rail h
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 brief but adequate views at 7pm and 9.20pm. UK 457.
Turtle Dove 1
Cetti’s Warbler h
Savi’s Warbler h from 9.30pm.
Reed Warbler c.2
Bearded Tit 1

Tuesday, 15 June 1999

15th June 1999 Chelwood Gate, Ashdown Forest 8.45pm - 10.30pm. Sunny and calm.

Woodcock c.5 roding giving superb views
Nightjar 1
Dartford Warbler h
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Redpoll c.3

Monday, 14 June 1999

14th June 1999 Pett Pools and Rye Harbour 6.30pm - 10pm. Sunny and calm

Gadwall c.5
Sandwich Tern c.15
Common Tern c.25
Little Tern c.6
Cuckoo h
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 whilst driving

Sunday, 13 June 1999

Saturday, 12 June 1999

12th June 1999 Mayland Sea and Tollesbury Fleet, Essex 7am - 11am.

Forster’s Tern 1 first year plumage. Dark line through eye, black bill, very stiff winged with shallow wingbeats. Looked larger and less bouyant than Common Tern.
Black-headed Wagtail 1 adult male. Buzzing call quite distinct from Yellow Wagtail.

Monday, 7 June 1999

7th June 1999 Handcross c.10am

Honey Buzzard 1 pale adult circling being mobbed by Corvids adjacent to A23.