Saturday, 31 March 2001

31st March 2001 : Beachy Head 7.00am - 10.30am. Wet with strong sw wind

Gannet 8 adults west in single flock
Little Egret c.3 Cuckmere
Wigeon c.20 Cuckmere
Teal c.20
Willow Warbler c.10
Chiffchaff c.5

Sunday, 25 March 2001

25/3/01 West Wittering 7.30 - 11.30am. Very cold moderate NE wind and dull

Little Egret 1
Dark-bellied Brent Goose c.40 (no sign of reported Greenland White-fronted Goose)
Shelduck c.6
Wigeon c.6
Teal c.5
Grey Partridge 2
Grey Plover c.30
Golden Plover 4
Dunlin c.40
Bar-tailed Godwit 1
Curlew c.10
Mediterranean Gull 2 adults
Sand Martin c.15 Chichester GPs
Wheatear 1
Chiffchaff 1
Firecrest 1

Saturday, 24 March 2001

24/3/01 Beachy 7.15 - 10.00am. Cold NE wind and overcast

Great Crested Grebe 1 summer plumage on sea at Birling
Fulmar c.12
Little Egret 1
Greylag Goose 3 Cuckmere
Brent Goose c.40E
Gadwall 2 Cuckmere
Wigeon c.10
Teal c.40
Peregrine 1
Kingfisher 1 Cuckmere
Black Redstart 1
Wheatear 3
Chiffchaff 3
Goldcrest 1

Monday, 19 March 2001

19/3/01 Shoreham Beach 12.45pm - 1.15pm. Sunny and calm. Warm

Herring Gull c.15 including possible smithsonian

Sunday, 18 March 2001

18/3/01 Beachy Head 7.30am - 10.00am. Rain and moderate cold NE wind. Unpleasant

Red-throated Diver c.4 winter plumage
Great Crested Grebe 1 adult summer on sea
Fulmar c.5
Gannet 1
Cormorant 4
Little Egret c.2 Cuckmere Valley
Grey Heron 1 Cuckmere
Wigeon c.10 Cuckmere
Teal c.25 Cuckmere
Common Scoter 1
Red-breasted Merganser 1 adult drake on sea
Guillemot 1 on sea
Auk sp. 6 west
Rock Pipit c.5

Saturday, 17 March 2001

17/3/01 Beachy Head 7.30am - 11.00am. Misty with light SW wind. Mild

Little Egret c.3 Cuckmere Valley
Pheasant c.3
Oystercatcher 5
Sand Martin 2 north over St. Bede’s School
Meadow Pipit c.70 including flocks in off the sea
Pied Wagtail c.5 (possibly including 2 Whites in off)
Wheatear c.40 (30 at Beachy and 10 near Holywell) - impressive fall for so early
Chiffchaff c.10
Goldcrest c.8
Firecrest 1 along edge of Belle Toute wood seen from car !! (Foot & Mouth outbreak)
Linnet 1