Saturday, 23 November 2002

23rd November 2002 Beachy 7.15am - 12.30pm. Warm though overcast with odd shower. Light S wind

Fulmar c.5
Little Egret c.2 Cuckmere
Hen Harrier 1 adult male over fields north of Hodcombe viewed from Belle Toute.
Sparrowhawk c.2
Kestrel c.2
Peregrine c.8
Water Rail h Cow Gap
Golden Plover c.20 south of Lewes
Lapwing c.750 south of Lewes
Common Gull 1 2nd-w
Green Woodpecker c.2
Skylark h
Black Redstart 1
Goldcrest c.5
Firecrest 1
Starling c.150
Chaffinch c.5
Goldfinch c.150
Siskin h
Redpoll h

Saturday, 16 November 2002

16th November 2002 Dungeness 7.00am - 9.30am. Beachy 11.00am - 4.00pm. Cuckmere 4.15-4.30pm. Overcast but calm with light SE wind

Canada Goose c.100 Cuckmere
Pochard c.50 roadside Dungeness
Skua sp. headless corspe. Very dark upperwings with some ginger streaks. Underwings consisted of black lesser coverts, dark grey median and greater coverts, grey secondaries and white bases to primaries. (At least) Outermost primary a retained older generation feather. Underparts a matt ashy grey. Reported as possibly Brown Skua.
Little Gull 2 at patch
Tawny Owl 1 Belle Toute
Pallas’s Warbler 1 Dungeness Beach. Bright individual with pale yellow rump.
Siskin 2 Dungeness
Village Weaver 1 adult male Chat Vale calling high-pitched Buillfinch-like call

Sunday, 10 November 2002

10th November 2002 Beachy 7.00am - 12.30pm. Mild and virtually calm

Shag 1 juv. Storm blown bird sat on grass behind Birling Hotel
Swallow c.20
Pied Wagtail 1
Chiffchaff 1
Redpoll c.5
Siskin c.20
Greenfinch c.8

Sunday, 3 November 2002

3rd November 2002 Beachy 6.45am - 11.30am. Strong F6 westerly wind. Heavy downpour in thunderstorm at c.10.30am

Cormorant c.8
Brent c.8 west
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Gyr 1 juv. male  Falconers bird encountered sat high in a tree in Belle Toute and then on the path along the Cliff Path at cow Gap. Superb blue cere to a dar-tipped bill. Dark eye. Feet grey. Forecrown with buff basal colour finely streaked black. Crown dark. Buff supercilium finely streaked dark with a whitish nape-patch. Broad dark eyestripe and broad tear-drop moustachial stripe and surround to pale-streaked ear-coverts. Chin, throat, breast, belly and trousers heavily streaked black with buffish basal colour. Upperparts almost black with virtually fine brown edges to all feathers including coverts, secondaries and primaries. Primaries fell short of tail at rest. Tail heavily barred buff with broader white terminal tail band. In flight underwing coverts contrastingly darker than flight feathers, likewise dark-tipped primaries. Appeared long-winged, long-tailed and rakish in flight being noticeably larger than Peregrine that mobbed it on a single occasion. Superb.
Black-headed Gull c.10
Green Woodpecker 1
Swallow c.10
Pied Wagtail c.5
Black Redstart 3
Stonechat c.2
Song Thrush c.4
Redwing c.8
Blackbird c.15
Ring Ouzel 1 male
Chiffchaff 1
Goldcrest 1
Jay 1
Starling c.300
Redpoll 1
Goldfinch c.20
Greenfinch c.6
Siskin 4
Corn Bunting 1