Sunday, 29 January 2006

29th January 2006 Bulverhythe 8.15am – 8.45am, Pett 9.15am – 10.45am, Northpoint 11.00am – 11.15am, Scotney 11.30 – 11.45am, Dungeness 12.00 – 2.00pm, Denge 2.15pm – 2.45pm, Rye Harbour Narrow Pits 3.00pm – 4.00pm. Cold with NE4-5

Mute Swan 2 Denge
Whooper Swan 2 Denge
White-fronted Goose 2 Denge
Greylag Goose 20 Pett, 20 Scotney, 80 Denge
Canada Goose 10 Pett
Barnacle Goose 30 Scotney
Brent Goose 2 Bulverhythe, 1 Scotney
Wigeon 300 Pett, 350 Denge
Gadwall 4 Dungeness
Teal 5 Pett
Mallard 2 Pett
Shoveler 25 Dungeness
Red-crested Pochard 3 Dungeness (2 drakes)
Pochard 3 Pett, 5 Scotney
Tufted Duck 1 Pett, 10 Dungeness
Scoter 30 Pett
Goldeneye 2 Northpoint
Smew 12 Dungeness (2 drakes)
Ruddy Duck 10 Pett, 30 Dungeness
Red-throated Diver 5E and 2 on sea Bulverhythe, 30E Pett
Little Grebe 2 Northpoint
Great Crested Grebe 10 Pett
Slavonian Grebe 1 Scotney, 1 Dungeness
Black-necked Grebe 1 Scotney
Fulmar 1E Bulverhythe
Gannet 1E Bulverhythe
Cormorant 20 Rye
Grey Heron 1 Dungeness
Moorhen 10 Denge Marsh
Coot 50 Pett
Ringed Plover 2 Pett, 1 Northpoint
Grey Plover 2
Purple Sandpiper 2 Bulverhythe
Dunlin 100 Pett
Snipe 3 Pett
Curlew 10 Pett, 20 Rye
Redshank 1 Pett
Turnstone 8 Bulverhythe
Black-headed Gull 5 Bulverhythe
Common Gull 2 Bulverhythe
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Herring Gull 20 Bulverhythe, 30 Pett, 150 Northpoint, 30 Scotney, 60 Dungeness
Scandinavian Herring Gull 1 ad w Pett
Great Black-backed Gull 1 Bulverhythe, 5 Pett
Auk sp. 2 Pett
Stock Dove 1 Northpoint
Long-eared Owl 1 Rye
Pied Wagtail 1 Bulverhythe
Fieldfare 10 Denge
Redwing 5 Denge
Mistle Thrush 1 Northpoint
Greenfinch 2 Pett
Reed Bunting 3 Lydd, 1 Dungeness

Saturday, 28 January 2006

28th January 2005 Beachy 8.00am – 11.15am. Biting cold NE5. Sunny. Seawatch 8.10-9.25am

Shelduck 1E
Wigeon 5E first party of 3 attacked by pair of Peregrines with female landing on sea and diving twice to evade the Peregrine
Shoveler 1E
Red-throated Diver 7E, 5W, 1 on sea
Great Crested Grebe 4E
Fulmar 10
Gannet 3E, 1W
Cormorant 17E, 4W
Peregrine 2
Oystercatcher 20W
Golden Plover 1 in off at Birling Gap
Lapwing 2 in field at Birling, 4 in flight heading north just west of Belle Toute, 9 in flight heading north over fields just east of Birling
Black-headed Gull 15
Common Gull 500 consisting of 200 over fields and 300 sheltering from the cold NE on sea close inshore to the cliffs off Birling
Herring Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 40
Kittiwake 1E
Guillemot 16E
Razorbill 8E, 2 on sea
Auk sp. 43E, 16W
Tawny Owl 1 rufous morph Belle Tout
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 h Belle Tout then presumably same individual seen perched on a fencepost before flying off NE
Sky Lark 200
Meadow Pipit 10
Rock Pipit 1
Grey Wagtail 1 Birling SF
Pied Wagtail 1
Dunnock 4 in weedy field
Stonechat 2 near Birling
Blackbird h
Song Thrush 2
Coal Tit 1 Burgess Hill
Nuthatch 1 Burgess Hill
Jackdaw 20
Carrion Crow 5
Starling 8
House Sparrow h
Linnet 2

Sunday, 22 January 2006

22nd January 2006 Beachy Seawatch 8.10am – 9.10am ENE 2-3 Clear, sunny and cold

Mute Swan c.6 Princess Park
Canada Goose 4 Princess Park
Common Shelduck 1E, 2W
Mallard c.10 Princess Park
Pheasant 2 Top Fields evading a large female Peregrine, 1 Whitbread Hollow
Red-throated Diver 1E, 4W   Off Cow Gap 1.30pm-1.45pm 3E
Great Crested Grebe 1 s/p on sea off Birling, 1 s/p on sea off Cow Gap
Fulmar 10
Gannet 2E, 1W adults
Cormorant 5 on sea, Cow Gap 6W, 2 on sea
Little Egret 2 flew east along shoreline settling on beach at Birling
Grey Heron 1 on beach at Birling
Sparrowhawk 1 roadside near Willingdon
Kestrel 1 Belle Toute
Peregrine 1 adult female Birling
Oystercatcher 1 beach at Birling
Curlew 1 on beach at Birling
Redshank 1 Ouse Project
Black-headed Gull 75 in fields then onto beach
Common Gull 75 Birling in fields then onto beach, 50 on sea off Whitbread Hollow
Herring Gull 10 Birling, 135 on sea off Cow Gap with feeding Auks and Cormorants
Great Black-backed Gull 15 Birling, 20 on sea off Cow Gap with feeding Auks and Cormorants
Kittiwake 2E, 1 on sea off Cow Gap with feeding Auks and Cormorants
Guillemot 7 feeding on sea off Cow Gap with Razorbills, Cormorants and Gulls
Razorbill 5E, 10 on sea off Birling, 27 feeding on sea off Cow Gap with Guillemots, Cormorants and Gulls
Auk sp. 418E, 51W
Wood Pigeon 6
Tawny Owl 2 one grey one rufous being the usual resident pair noted for several years
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Belle Toute wood unseasonal
Skylark 26 Top Fields some in song
Rock Pipit 1 Birling
Grey Wagtail 1 1st-w at small sewage plant at Birling
Pied Wagtail 2
Wren 1 Cow Gap
Dunnock 2
Robin 2
Stonechat 1
Blackbird 2
Song Thrush 2
Goldcrest 1 Gulley below Cow Gap
Long-tailed Tit 2 Cow Gap
Blue Tit 5
Great Tit 3
Magpie 10
Jackdaw 50
Rook 16
Carrion Crow 20 including 13 feeding on a dead Sheep
Starling 60
House Sparrow 5
Chaffinch 7
Goldfinch 1 Birling, 12 Hotel Garden

Saturday, 21 January 2006

21st January 2006 Beachy Seawatch 8.10am – 9.25am NW2 to calm Clear, sunny and cold

Canada Goose c.50 Cuckmere
Wigeon 10 Cuckmere
Teal 4 Ouse Project
Scoter 2E
Red-throated Diver 2E Portland experiencing easterly movement too perhaps British breeders per Migration Atlas
Diver sp. 3E, 1W
Little Grebe 1 Cuckmere
Great Crested Grebe 1 w/p on sea off Birling
Fulmar 10 including some on cliffs
Gannet 1W adult
Cormorant 8E, 6W, 5 on sea
Little Egret 2 on beach at Birling Gap
Cattle Egret 5 Piddinghoe
Common Buzzard 1 Rodmell
Kestrel 1 Belle Toute, 3 roadside
Peregrine 1 adult female Birling
Oystercatcher 5 beach at Birling
Curlew 1 on beach at Birling
Black-headed Gull 5W 45 on beach
Common Gull 15 Birling
Herring Gull 25
Great Black-backed Gull 270 on beach between Birling and Seven Sisters
Kittiwake 1E, 1W
Guillemot 3E one s/p
Razorbill 4W, 6 on sea
Auk sp. 60E, 7W, 40 on sea
Wood Pigeon 2
Green Woodpecker 1 Belle Toute Wood
Skylark 70 flock in Top Fields
Rock Pipit 1 Birling
Grey Wagtail 1 1st-w at small sewage plant at Birling
Pied Wagtail 2
Dunnock 1
Robin 2
Stonechat 1
Blackbird 1
Song Thrush 4
Blue Tit 8
Great Tit 2
Magpie 2
Jackdaw 50
Rook 4
Carrion Crow 8 including 6 feeding on a dead Sheep
Raven pair flying west along cliff edge at Birling and a single bird later seen in flight over Belle Toute wood and landing twice on the cliff near the Old Coastguard Station south of Birling Gap
Starling 25
Chaffinch 2
Goldfinch 1

Cattle Egrets at Piddinghoe in January 2006 (Hugh Pugh)

Saturday, 14 January 2006

14th January 2006 Burton Mill Pond and Coldwaltham SF

Pintail 2 drakes Coldwaltham
Little Egret 3 Burton Mill Pond
Moorhen 2 roadside
Lapwing c.50 roadside
Snipe 1 over Burton Mill pond
Collared Dove 2 roadside
Meadow Pipit 2 Coldwaltham
Mistle Thrush 2 Burton Mill Pond
Chiffchaff 10 including a single abietinus-type
Brambling 3 Burton Mill Pond
Lesser Redpoll 200 Burton Mill Pond
Mealy Redpoll 5 ad male, 1 ad female, 3 juv/fem
Bullfinch 4 roadside