Saturday, 26 February 2000

26th February 2000 Beachy Head 7.15am - 11.45am. Sunny and warm with a light southerly wind

Red-throated Diver 1
Little Grebe c.6 Cuckmere
Fulmar c.6
Cormorant 2
Brent Goose 30
Wigeon c.40 Cuckmere
Teal c.20 Cuckmere
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2
Black-headed Gull c.200
Common Gull c.50
Stock Dove c.30
Green Woodpecker c.3
Rock Pipit 1
‘White’ Wagtail 1 in off sea at Birling
Black Redstart 1
Stonechat 1
Raven 1 tumbling and calling roaming cliff edge between Old Belle Toute Lighthouse and just east of Chat Vale

Sunday, 20 February 2000

20th February 2000 Old Hunstanton, Titchwell, Wells, Holkham and Cockney Cley

Pink-footed Goose c.3,000
White-fronted Goose c.30
Dark-bellied Brent Goose c.500 (one bird with white head)
Black Brant 1 adult Titchwell. Good white flank patch, very black overall, near-complete wide neck ring only broken at rear.
Red-breasted Goose 1 first-winter Wells
Goldeneye c.10
White-tailed Eagle 1 imm. At Cockney Cley - in flight for c.30 minutes.
Hen Harrier 2 (1 male) Titchwell
Buzzard c.4 Cockney Cley
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Cockney Cley - tail bright orange from above. Neat black leading edge to first third of wing from body. Very pale underparts and underwings. Brown breast-band.
Water Rail 1 ex views at Titchwell
Black-winged Stilt 1 Titchwell
Avocet c.8 Titchwell
Golden Plover c.1,500 Titchwell
Sanderling 1 Titchwell
Ruff c.30 Titchwell
Spotted Redshank 1 Titchwell
Shorelark c.30 Holkham
Twite c.50 Holkham
Meadow Bunting 1 adult male (nominate) Old Hunstanton. Tame !