Monday, 30 April 2007

30th April 2007 Pagham North Wall 4.00pm – 6.00pm. Sunny and warm

Garganey 1 drake
GLOSSY IBIS 1 Sussex addition
Golden Plover 1
Reed Warbler c.2

Saturday, 28 April 2007

28th April 2007 Colney, Norwich 12.30pm – 1.30pm Sunny and warm

No sign of Egyptian Vulture

Iberian Chiffchaff 1 singing constantly – three phase song – deflected 3 notes, inflected 3 notes, rattle – chiff – chiff – chiff – sweep – sweep - sweep-te-te-te-te-te. Broad dark eye-stripe and a broad pale supercilium. Yellowish wash to the face. Long primary projection. Largely yellow lower mandible.

Iberian Chiffchaff
Iberian Chiffchaff at Colney (Mike Richardson)

Sunday, 22 April 2007

22/4/07 Beachy Birling Gap Seawatch 6.15am – 8.15am ENE3 Cold Clear

Brent Goose 36E
Scoter 296E
Pheasant 1
Red-throated Diver 1E
Fulmar 10
Gannet 6E
Cormorant 1W, 3
Peregrine 2
Oystercatcher 1W
Dunlin 1E
Whimbrel 5E
Arctic Skua 6E
Bonxie 4E
Little Gull 23E
Common Gull 15E
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 8E, 5
Sandwich Tern 61E
Commic Tern 11
Little Tern 2E
Auk sp. 2W, 9E
Stock Dove 2
Wood Pigeon 2
Green Woodpecker 2
Skylark 3
Swallow 3
Meadow Pipit 8
Pied Wagtail 2
Dunnock 2
Robin 1
Stonechat 3
Wheatear 5
Blackbird 2
Blackcap 3
Lesser Whitethroat 3h
Whitethroat 9
Chiffchaff 1h, 1
Willow Warbler 2h, 2
Magpie 2
Jackdaw 10
Starling 3
Chaffinch 7
Linnet 3E

Saturday, 21 April 2007

21/4/07 Birling Gap Seawatch 6.00am – 12.00pm NE2 Clear

Brent Goose 72E
Shelduck 2E
Pintail 2E
Shoveler 7E
Scoter 366E
Velvet Scoter 3E
Red-breasted Merganser 3W, 2E
Red-throated Diver 7E
Black-throated Diver 4E
Fulmar 10
Manx Shearwater 2E
Gannet 37E, 9W
Cormorant 1W
Little Egret 1E
Kestrel 1E
Peregrine 1
Avocet 7E (9.51am)
Sanderling 1E
Bar-tailed Godwit 3E
Whimbrel 28E
Pomarine Skua 1E
Arctic Skua 19E
Bonxie 4E
Mediterranean Gull 6E adults
Little Gull 281E ex.
Black-headed Gull 17E
Common Gull 11E
Herring Gull 5
Kittiwake 64E
Sandwich Tern 101E
Common Tern 1E
Arctic Tern 1E
Commic Tern 214E
Little Tern 5E
Black Tern 4E
Guillemot 1E
Auk sp. 24E

Sunday, 15 April 2007

15/4/07 Beachy Birling Gap Seawatch 6.40am – 10.40am Calm and clear

Brent Goose 152E
Shelduck 10E
Teal 2 on sea, 2W
Mallard 3 on sea
Shoveler 3E
Eider 3 on sea
Scoter 416E
Velvet Scoter 1E
Red-breasted Merganser 1W, 2
Red-throated Diver 4E
Diver sp. 3E
Fulmar 5
Gannet 51E
Cormorant 24E
Little Egret 1W
Grey Heron 2W
Oystercatcher 4
Dunlin 1E
Whimbrel 1E
Arctic Skua 3E
Great Skua 4E
Mediterranean Gull 6E
Little Gull 23E
Black-headed Gull 26E, 32W
Common Gull 3E
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 2, 2E
Kittiwake 46E, 1W
Sandwich Tern 34E, 5W
Common Tern 1E
Commic Tern 46E
Guillemot 1 on sea
Auk sp. 6E
Swallow 1

Saturday, 14 April 2007

14/4/07 Beachy Head Seawatch 6.35am – 8.00am NE2 Clear

Canada Goose 2W
Shelduck 2W
Scoter 37E
Pheasant 2
Red-throated Diver 1E
Fulmar 4
Gannet 1W, 1E, 2
Cormorant 8E
Little Egret 1E
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Curlew 1
Bonxie 2E
Black-headed Gull 34E
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Kittiwake 12E
Sandwich Tern 5E
Guillemot 1 on sea
Auk sp. 1E
Skylark 1W, 5
Swallow 3
Yellow Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 1
Dunnock 3
Robin 3
Stonechat 2
Song Thrush 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Chiffchaff 1, h
Willow Warbler 3, 2h
Rook 10
Starling h
House Sparrow 3
Chaffinch 2
Goldfinch 8
Linnet 5

Monday, 9 April 2007

9/4/07 Birling Gap Seawatch 6.45am – 11.05am S1 Misty out to sea. Sunny

Canada Goose 3W
Brent Goose 258E
Shelduck 2W
Shoveler 8E
Eider 8
Scoter 217E
Velvet Scoter 6E
Red-breasted Merganser 5E
Fulmar 10
Gannet 7E
Cormorant 8E, 2W, 1
Kestrel 1W along cliff edge at Birling
Oystercatcher 7E, 3W
Avocet 2E
Arctic Skua 1E
Great Skua 1E
Mediterranean Gull 2E (2s)
Little Gull 5E
Black-headed Gull 79E, 12W
Common Gull 38E
Herring Gull 3
Great Black-backed Gull 2E, 1W
Kittiwake 8E
Sandwich Tern 6E, 1W
Razorbill 2E, 2 on sea
Auk sp. 2E
Pied Wagtail 1
Jackdaw 1W high past Birling
Starling 12
House Sparrow 5

Sunday, 8 April 2007

8/4/07 Birling Gap Seawatch 6.35am – 8.00am ENE2 Clear and Sunny. Walked Birling Gap Lane, Cow Gap and Whitbread Hollow

Teal 2E
Shoveler 8E
Scoter 18E
Pheasant 6
Diver sp. 1E
Fulmar 10
Gannet 1
Cormorant 3
Grey Heron 1E, 6
Peregrine 1
Oystercatcher 2
Curlew 1
Black-headed Gull 5E
Common Gull 3E, 1
Kittiwake 17E
Sandwich Tern 1E
Feral Pigeon 1
Collared Dove 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Skylark 1
Swallow 1
Meadow Pipit 5
Stonechat 5
Chiffchaff 1h
Willow Warbler 1h
Jay 2
Magpie 5
Jackdaw 20
Rook 2E
Carrion Crow 1 in off at Birling Gap
Chaffinch 2
Linnet 3W, 3h, 3

Saturday, 7 April 2007

7/4/07 Birling Gap Seawatch 6.50am – 8.20am NE2 Clear and Sunny. Walked Birling Gap Lane and Belle Tout area

Brent Goose 117E
Shelduck 6E, 2
Shoveler 3E
Scoter 54E
Red-breasted Merganser 15E
Pheasant 1
Diver sp. 1W
Great Crested Grebe 3E
Fulmar 10
Peregrine 2
Oystercatcher 7
Mediterranean Gull 2E (2s)
Black-headed Gull 23E
Common Gull 5
Sandwich Tern 3E
Wood Pigeon 23
Tawny Owl 1
Green Woodpecker h, 1
Skylark 5
Meadow Pipit 4
Dunnock 3
Robin 2
Stonechat 4
Blackbird 1
Song Thrush 1
Willow Warbler 1h, 1
Great Tit 1
Magpie 5
Jackdaw 20
Linnet 7
Corn Bunting 1

Friday, 6 April 2007

6/4/07 Beachy Birling Gap Seawatch 7.00am – 8.15am NE2 Clear and Sunny. Walked Cow Gap and Whitbread Hollow

Brent 153E
Shelduck 2
Shoveler 2E
Scoter 91E
Velvet Scoter 5E
Red-breasted Merganser 2E
Pheasant 6 females
Fulmar 7
Gannet 1
Cormorant 3W, 1 on sea
Grey Heron 2
Peregrine 1
Oystercatcher 6
Mediterranean Gull 3W (1w, 2w, Ad)
Black-headed Gull 1
Common Gull 1E, 1
Herring Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Kittiwake 8
Sandwich Tern 2W, 1E
Auk sp. 1E
Wood Pigeon 3N, 3
Meadow Pipit 19N, 4
Alba Wagtail sp. 1, h
Robin 3
Stonechat 2
Wheatear 1
Blackbird 2
Song Thrush 1
Chiffchaff 3h
Willow Warbler 1h, 1
Blue Tit 2
Jay 1
Magpie 5
Jackdaw 20
Chaffinch 5
Goldfinch 6N
Linnet 13N, 2
Corn Bunting 1