Sunday, 28 March 2010

28th March 2010 Beachy, Rye, Midrips, Scotney & Icklesham

Beachy Head thick fog
Common Gull c.750

Ternery Pool, Rye Harbour NR
Grey Partridge 2
Avocet 7
Mediterranean Gull c.150
Sandwich Tern c.150
Grey Plover 2
Golden Plover c.75
Knot 5
Sandwich Terns at Rye Harbour NR
Avocet 31
Avocets at the Midrips
Swallow 1
Cetti's Warbler h
Chiffchaff 3h singing

Saturday, 27 March 2010

27th March 2010 Beachy Head Calm and overcast

Barn Owl 1

Birling Gap Seawatch Calm and overcast 5.45am - 8.15am
Red-throated Diver 4E
Gannet 26E, 12W
Shelduck 3W
Merganser 2E
Scoter 98E
Eider 4E (3 drakes)
Kittiwake 17E
Mediterranean Gull 1 second-Summer
Arctic Skua 1E dark morph at 6.20am

Beachy Head
Rock Pipit 2
Swallow 1
Chiffchaff 2
A heavily abraded and bleached first-winter colour-ringed white-winged Gull resembling a first-winter Iceland Gull in bare part colouration but structurally (angular-headed, long-legged and large-billed) near-identical to the accompanying Herring Gulls so considered most-likely an albino or leucistic first-winter Herring Gull

Friday, 26 March 2010

26th March 2010 Rottingdean 5.30am - 6.00am S4-5, Portobello, Newhaven Ouse

Great Crested Grebe 1 on sea
Scoter 5E
Portobello Outfall
Fulmar 50
Kittiwake 25
Mediterranean Gull 1 ad summer

Common Gull and an intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull at Newhaven Ouse

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

24th March 2010 Rottingdean 5.45am - 7.45am SE3 Cloudy

Red-throated Diver 3E
Great Crested Grebe 1E
Shag 1E
Gannet 5E
Brent Geese 25E
Shelduck 2E
Scoter 25E
Sparrowhawk 1 along seafront
Partridge sp. 1 (presumably Red-legged) Ditchling Beacon
Kittiwake 34E
Sandwich Tern 4E
Curlew 1 in off sea
Woodpigeon 1 in off sea

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

23rd March 2010 Gatwick

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 1 courtesy of Paul Marten

Ring-necked Parakeet digiscoped at dusk at a shutter speed of 1 second!

Monday, 22 March 2010

22nd March 2010 Burgess Hill

Chiffchaff 1 singing

Sunday, 21 March 2010

21st March 2010 Beachy Head Calm with drizzle

Brent Geese 12E
Peregrine 2
Kestrel 1
Black-headed Gull 150E
Golden Plover 1N
Tawny Owl h
Meadow Pipit 30
Stonechat 4 males, 1 female
Black Redstart 2 female-types
Wheatear 2 males
Redwing 2
Chiffchaff 4
Firecrest 1
Raven 2
Goldfinch 5
A pollen-encrusted Chiffchaff at Birling Gap Lane

Meadow Pipit just south of Birling Gap

The Stack at Beachy Head

Thursday, 18 March 2010

18th March 2010 Rottingdean 5.45am - 7.45am SE3 Cloudy

Red-throated Diver 2E
Small Grebe sp. Black-necked/Slavonian Grebe 1E very distant
Red-necked Grebe 1 w/p ex. on sea 6.50am - 7.45am
Great Crested Grebe 5E, 10 on sea
Gannet 6E
Brent 284E
Scoter 43E
Shoveler 6E
Pintail 3W, 1E
Wigeon 5E
Teal 10E
Gadwall 6E
Mallard 2E
Curlew 3E
Mediterranean Gull 4E all adult Summer
Black-headed Gull c.250E
Sandwich Tern 2E
Skylark 1E

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

17th March 2010 Rottingdean 6.00am - 7.45am Calm and clear

Red-throated Diver 5E
Great Crested Grebe 5 on sea
Gannet 5E
Shag 1 on sea
Brent Geese 47E
Red-breasted Merganser 1W, 1E
Eider 5E adult drakes
Scoter 53E
Teal 12E
Black-headed Gull c.200E
Kittiwake 6E
Sandwich Tern 3E
Curlew 1E
Rock Pipit 1

14th March 2010 Ashdown Forest

Stonechat 3
Yellowhammer 1
Reed Bunting 1
Linnet 10
Redpoll h

Saturday, 13 March 2010

13th March 2010 Piddinghoe, Pagham North Wall, West Dean Woods and Amberley

Garganey pair
Pair of Garganey at Piddinghoe
Egyptian Goose 1

North Wall, Pagham
Brent Goose c.500
Pale-bellied Brent Goose 2
Black Brant 1
Barnacle Goose 4
Marsh Harrier 1
Fieldfare 50
Redwing 3
Cetti's Warbler 3h
Firecrest 1
Brent Geese over the North Fields

Black Brant at the North Fields at Pagham

Barnacle Geese at the Pagham North Fields

Summer Lane Treatment Works
Green Sandpiper 1
Mediterranean Gull h
Water Pipit 3 ex.
Chiffchaff 2 singing

Water Pipits (with Meadow Pipit in background in one image) at the Summer Lane Treatment Works at Pagham

West Dean Woods
Little Owl 1
Marsh Tit 1
Hawfinch 3 ex.
Little Owl at West Dean Woods

Bewick's Swan 37 flew towards Pulborough
Peregrine 1
Black-tailed Godwit c.50
Ruff 6

Sunday, 7 March 2010

7th March 2010 Rodmell, Newhaven Harbour, Ouse Project & Upper Cuckmere

Little Egret 3
Red-legged Partridge 2
Common Snipe 2
Skylark 20
Reed Bunting 10
Yellowhammer 6
Lewes Castle from Rodmell

Saturday, 6 March 2010

6th March 2010 The Burgh, Amberley, Petworth & West Dean Woods

The Burgh
Bewick's Swan 11 (including 1 juv.)
Buzzard 2
Red-legged Partridge 5
Grey Partridge 10
Corn Bunting 50
Linnet 10
Reed Bunting 5
Yellowhammer 10
Hare 5

Grey Partridges at The Burgh

Reed Bunting at The Burgh

Greenfinch at The Burgh

Hare at The Burgh

Amberley Wildbrooks
Red Kite 1
Red-legged Partridge 1

Amberley Wildbrooks

Red Kite at Amberley Wildbrooks

Petworth Park
Egyptian Goose 2

Egyptian Goose at Petworth Park

Coot at Petworth Park
Red Kite 1

West Dean Woods
Buzzard 20
Red Kite 2
Little Owl 2 ex.
Marsh Tit 2
Raven 1
Brambling 1 male

Marsh Tit at West Dean Woods