Monday, 29 May 2000

29th May 2000 Beachy 6am - 10.30am. Cloudy and calm

Spotted Flycatcher 1

Saturday, 20 May 2000

20th May 2000 Beachy 6am - 10.30am. Sunny and calm

Spotted Flycatcher 1

Monday, 15 May 2000

15th May 2000 Portland 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Sunny and calm

Swallow 1
Meadow Pipit c.5
FAN-TAILED WARBLER 1 UK 465. Very small with call ‘tick, tick, tick……..’ heard in flight. Dark crown and mantle with pale streaks. Warm buff flanks. Pale iris and bright pink legs. Tail with large white tips. Right hand two tail feathers elongated to twice normal length ?
Bullfinch 1 male Burgess Hill

Fan-tailed Warbler at Portland (Alan Tate )

Sunday, 14 May 2000

14th May 2000 Beachy 5.45am - 11.45am. Calm and misty

Razorbill 1 on sea off Cow Gap.
Cuckoo 1 h Burgess Hill 1 h Beachy
Little Owl 1 RHC’s driveway
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.10
Nightingale 1h Hollow, 1 seen Chat Vale
Sedge Warbler 1h
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Whitethroat c.5
Blackcap 1
Willow Warbler h
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Golden Oriole h in rides above Hollow

Saturday, 13 May 2000

13th May 2000 Beachy 5.45am - 12.30pm. Virtually calm (light SE) but misty with poor visibility out to sea

Peregrine 2
Grey Plover c.30
Swift c.5
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.10
Tree Pipit 1
Nightingale 2h
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 2
Reed Warbler 1h and 1 seen
Whitethroat c.5
Garden Warbler 1
Wood Warbler 1 trilling in Belle Toute Wood. Very little yellow on throat.
Willow Warbler 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Golden Oriole 1 male singing in rides above Hollow and seen well in flight twice. Red bill and yellow bases to primaries seen well.

Sunday, 7 May 2000

7/5/2000 Beachy 6.00am - 11.30am. Light sea-breeze, warm and sunny

Pintail 5 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 4 Birling beach
Whimbrel c.5
Pomarine Skua 17 (including 9 sat on sea chasing Kittiwakes etc.) Also pack of 8 E.
Arctic Skua c.5
Sandwich Tern c.10
Common Tern c.50
Tawny Owl 2 ex Belle Toute Wood - one carrying a young rabbit.
Sand Martin 2
Swallow c.10
House Martin c.5
Tree Pipit 1
Yellow Wagtail 2
Nightingale h
Wheatear 2
Whitethroat c.10
Yellowhammer 3
Corn Bunting 2

Saturday, 6 May 2000

6/5/2000 Beachy 6.00am - 11.00am. Cuckmere Pools 11.15 - 12.00. Filsham (F) 2.00 - 3.00pm. Strong NE becoming E. Sunny becoming humid and hot

Temminck’s Stint 4 some dark centered rear tertials. Cuckmere pool.
Bar-tailed Godwit c.5 Cuckmere
Whimbrel 1
Curlew c.10
Redshank 1 Cuckmere
Greenshank 2 Cuckmere
Wood Sandpiper 1 Cuckmere Pool
Arctic Skua c.5
Black-headed Gull c.50E
Sandwich Tern c.10
Common Tern c.100
Little Tern c.6
Swift c.30
Woodlark 1 Cow Gap. Flushed from slope ‘down’. Good flight view with checkered wing pattern clearly seen.
Sand Martin c.3
Swallow c.50
House Martin c.10
Richard’s Pipit 1F ex. fvo
Tree Pipit 1
Yellow Wagtail 1
Wheatear 2
Sedge Warbler h Cuckmere, 2F
Whitethroat c.10

Friday, 5 May 2000

5/5/2000 Beachy 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Cuckmere Pools 7.45- 8.00pm. Warm and sunny calm

Bar-tailed Godwit c.80 Cuckmere
Common Sandpiper 2 Cuckmere
Swift c.15
Swallow c.10
Whinchat 2
Wheatear 2
Sedge Warbler h Cuckmere
Whitethroat c.5

Thursday, 4 May 2000

Monday, 1 May 2000

1st May 2000 Beachy 5.45am - 12.15pm. Fair northeasterly with cloud cover. Cold.

Black-throated Diver 1
Great Crested Grebe 1
Manx Shearwater 2 flew east together
Gannet c.75 E
Brent Goose c.10
Shelduck 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 1
Grey Plover c.30
Dunlin c.5
Bar-tailed Godwit c.30
Whimbrel c.3
Greenshank 1 east over Chat Vale
Pomarine Skua 2 (1dark phase, 1 light phase) together and close
Arctic Skua c.5
Bonxie 2
Sandwich Tern c.10
Commic Tern c.50 some with narrow black trailing edges to the primaries so presumably Arctic
Auk sp. 1
Cuckoo h Burgess Hill
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.6
House Martin 1
Rock Pipit 2
Yellow Wagtail h
Nightingale 2h
Wheatear 2
Lesser Whitethroat h
Whitethroat 10
Willow Warbler c.5
Raven 1 seen (and heard) from the Lane flying towards Belle Toute