Wednesday, 28 April 2010

28th April 2010 Rottingdean SE1-2 5.30am - 7.30am & Ditchling Beacon

Red-throated Diver 2E
Shelduck 8E, 3W
Merganser 3E
Scoter 152E
Velvet Scoter 4E
Whimbrel 3E
Bar-tailed Godwit 124E
Mediterranean Gull 2E adult Summer
Sandwich Tern 49E
Commic Tern 1E
Arctic Skua 1E
Bonxie 2E

Ditchling Beacon
Grey Partridge 2
Red-legged Partridge c.10
Wheatear 1 male
Lesser Whitethroat h singing
Corn Bunting 2 singing
Yellowhammer 1

Sunday, 25 April 2010

25th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy

Birling Gap Seawatch 5.30am - 8.00am & 9.20am - 12.20pm E1 becoming W3 Overcast with showers
Red-throated Diver 1E
Gannet 54E
Brent 171E
Shelduck 3E
Merganser 2E
Scoter 456E
Shoveler 2E
Auk sp. 4E
Bar-tailed Godwit 20E
Whimbrel 11E
Commic Tern 266E
Sandwich Tern 151E
Arctic Skua 27E
Bonxie 5E
Swallow 3 in off

Beachy Head
Tawny Owl 1 grey phase
Collared Dove 1
Swallow 1
Stonechat 6
Wheatear 2
Whitethroat 14
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Willow Warbler 1
Raven 2
Linnet 10
Goldfinch 10W
Tawny Owl in Belle Tout Wood
Charleston Reedbed
Reed Warbler 1

Saturday, 24 April 2010

24th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head ESE1 Clear

Birling Gap Seawatch 6.00am - 11.00am
Red-throated Diver 2E
Black-throated Diver 3E ex.
Great Crested Grebe 1E, 1 on sea
Gannet 45E
Brent Geese 76E (including 2 leucistic and 1 with a white flank patch)
Canada Goose 4W, 2E
Shelduck 25E
Scoter 604E
Velvet Scoter 2E
Merganser 7E
Shoveler 5E
Pintail 2E
Auk sp. 23E
Whimbrel 51E
Curlew 1E
Bar-tailed Godwit 20E
Avocet 4E
Pomarine Skua 1E dark ex. (6.20am)
Arctic Skua 22E (4 pale, 18 dark)
Bonxie 6E
Black-headed Gull 27E
Little Gull 290E ex.
Mediterranean Gull 1E (1s)
Common Gull 35E
Sandwich Tern 320E
Arctic Tern 2+E
Commic Tern 1,504E
Little Tern 22E
Black Tern 3E
Yellow Wagtail 1 in off
Sand Martin 1 in off
Swallow 2 in off

Beachy Head
Buzzard 2
Swallow 4
Whitethroat h
Willow Warbler 4
Chiffchaff 1

Small Tortoiseshell 1
Brimstone 2 at Belle Tout Wood
Orangetip Butterfly 5 on drive home

Birling Gap Seawatch 5.00pm - 8.20pm
Red-throated Diver 3E
Diver sp. 5E
Manx Shearwater 12E at 8.05pm in a single flock. Ex.
Gannet 26E
Long-tailed Duck 1E drake s/p ex. at 6.48pm
Merganser 2E
Whimbrel 138E
Bar-tailed Godwit 1E
Grey Plover 2E
Sandwich Tern 121E
Commic Tern 296E
Common Gull c.50E
Mediterranean Gull 2 adult Summer in off the sea
Little Gull 22E
Arctic Skua 34E
Swallow 1 in off

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 2010 Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve

Little Egret 3
Snow Goose 2 white morph
Mandarin 1 female
Pintail 3
Gadwall 1
Shoveler 5
Wigeon c.10
Teal c.25
Swift 6
Swallow c.20
House Martin 2
Sand Martin 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1 singing

Snow Geese at Pulborough Brooks RSPB

Thursday, 22 April 2010

22nd April 2010 Burgess Hill

Stock Dove in back garden

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

21st April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Gap SE1 6.20pm - 7.05pm
Great Crested Grebe 1W
Gannet 2W
Scoter 4E
Arctic Skua 1E dark morph
Bonxie 1E
Sandwich Tern 9E
Whimbrel 28E

Beachy Head
Kestrel 1
Redstart 1 female west of Belle Tout Wood
Wheatear 1 male
Ring Ouzel 4 ex. (2 males and 1 female west of Belle Tout Wood and 1h in Chat Vale)
Whitethroat 1
Lesser Whitethroat h singing under Old Belle Tout Lighthouse
Linnet 9
Female Ring Ouzel at Belle Tout

Sunset over Seaford Head

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

20th April 2010 Arlington Reservoir

Bonaparte's Gull 1 adult Summer
Common Tern 2
Common Sandpiper 4
Swallow 20
House Martin 8
Blackcap 3h
Willow Warbler 2h
Reed Bunting 1 male

Adult summer Bonaparte's Gull at Arlington Reservoir

Monday, 19 April 2010

19th April 2010 Rottingdean 5.45am - 7.45am NE1

Gannet 4E, 1W
Little Egret 1 in off
Brent 22E
Canada Geese 3W
Shelduck 10E
Merganser 5E
Scoter 77E
Bonxie 7E
Little Gull 9E
Mediterranean Gull 1E adult summer
Sandwich Tern 15E
Commic Tern 17E
Common Tern 5E
Arctic Tern 2E
Curlew 1
Whimbrel 47E
Bar-tailed Godwit 1E
Common Sandpiper 1 on concrete sea defences
Swallow 1 in off
Yellow Wagtail 1 in off

Sunday, 18 April 2010

18th April 2010 Birling Gap, Beachy Head & Arlington Reservoir

Birling Gap Seawatch 6.15am - 9.30am E1
Red-throated Diver 7E
Little Egret 1E
Gannet 8E
Brent 324E including a 'pale brown' leucistic individual
Shelduck 6E, 2W
Merganser 9E
Eider 7E
Scoter 451E
Teal 5
Merlin 1W female
Whimbrel 7E
Oystercatcher 6W
Black-headed Gull 24E
Mediterranean Gull 4E adults
Little Gull 146E
Arctic Skua 1E
Sandwich Tern 33E
Pomarine Skua 1E pale morph ex.
Swallow 7 in off
Willow Warbler 1 in off

Harbour Porpoise 3

Beachy Head
Nightingale 1 singing and glimpsed several times just west of Belle Tout
Wheatear 5
Stonechat 2
Common Redstart 1 male
Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 1 male
Willow Warbler 25

Arlington Reservoir
Buzzard 1
Little Ringed Plover 1
Bonaparte's Gull 1 adult Summer ex.
Little Gull 26
Swallow 5
Lesser Whitethroat h

Saturday, 17 April 2010

17th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Seawatch 6.15am - 9.15am NE1
Red-throated Diver 2E
Black-throated Diver 2E (1 close full s/p - ex.)
Great Crested Grebe 1E
Shag 2E adults
Brent 32E
Canada Goose 2W
Greylag Geese 4W
Merganser 22E
Scoter 36E
Pintail 1E
Teal 2E
Shoveler 6E
Whimbrel 40E
Bar-tailed Godwit 6E
Grey Plover 4E
Sandwich Tern 8E
Black-headed Gull 40E
Mediterranean Gull 6E adults
Bonxie 2E
Arctic Skua 1E dark morph
Skylark 2
Swallow 5 in off

Harbour Porpoise 1E

Beachy Head
Kestrel 1
Whimbrel 2 top fields
White Wagtail 1W plus 3 alba Wagtails north
Stonechat 5
Whitethroat 2 singing
Blackcap h
Chiffchaff h

Weasel 1
Small Tortoiseshell 4
Peacock 3
Small White 1

Male Whitethroat just east of Belle Tout Wood

Male Common Starling in Chat Vale

Birling Gap Hotel - due to close on Tuesday 20th April 2010

Two Whimbrel in the Top Fields

Cowslip at Beachy Head Top Fields

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

14th April 2010 Old Lodge

Woodcock 2 roding
Tree Pipit 1
Willow Warbler 2h
Chiffchaff 2h
Linnet 20
Siskin 1

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

13th April 2010 Chelwood Gate

Woodcock 1 roding
Pied Wagtail 13
Willow Warbler 3h
Chiffchaff h
Redpoll 20

Monday, 12 April 2010

12th April 2010 Ferring

Long-tailed Duck 1 drake attaining s/p

Drake Long-tailed Duck off Ferring Beach

Sunday, 11 April 2010

11th April 2010 Birling Gap, Beachy & Pevensey

Birling Gap NE3 Overcast 6.15am - 8.30am
Gannet 5E, 14W
Scoter 92E
Merganser 4E
Shoveler 51E
Whimbrel 22E
Curlew h
Bar-tailed Godwit 2E
Mediterranean Gull 9E all adult Summer
Kittiwake 70E
Sandwich Tern 6E
Bonxie 1W
Auk sp. 13E, 6W

Stonechat 6
Whitethroat 1
Chiffchaff 2
Raven 2-3

Pevensey Marshes
Gadwall 2
Marsh Harrier 1 adult male
Greenshank 1
Swallow 6
Tree Sparrow 5
Tree Sparrow on Pevensey Marshes

Saturday, 10 April 2010

10th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Gap Seawatch 6.15am - 8.15am ENE1 Clear
Red-throated Diver 1E, 2 on sea
Gannet 12
Mute Swan 4E then W
Canada Goose 1 on sea then flew west
Shelduck 5W
Red-breasted Merganser 18E
Scoter 132E
Shoveler 22E
Teal 9E
Gadwall 3E
Mallard 2E
Common Gull 250
Black-headed Gull 12E
Mediterranean Gull 2E (2nd-S & ad S)
Kittiwake 675E
Sandwich Tern 4E
Carrion Crow 1 in off

Beachy Head
Grey Heron 1
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Stock Dove 1
Swallow 1
Pied Wagtail 1
White Wagtail 2 ex.
Stonechat 7
Wheatear 3
Black Redstart 1 female
Whitethroat 1 male
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 10
Willow Warbler 3
Long-tailed Tit 2 rides
Raven 2

Small White 4
Small Tortoiseshell 6
Peacock 3
Female Stonechat near Belle Tout Lighthouse

Male Stonechat near Belle Tout Lighthouse

Dunnock near Belle Tout Lighthouse

Kestrel at Belle Tout

Male White Wagtail at Birling Gap Lane

Small White at Birling Gap Lane

The new road to Old Belle Tout Lighthouse

Black Redstart in the Old Trapping Area

Wheatear in Cow Gap

Peacock in Whitbread Hollow

Monday, 5 April 2010

5th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Gap Overcast W3 6.30am - 7.30am
Gannet 3E, 3W
Brent 87E
Scoter 21E
Curlew 1E
Sandwich Tern 2E
Brent Geese passing Birling Gap

Stock Dove 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 1
Stonechat 2
Skylark 2W
Blackcap h
Chiffchaff 11
Long-tailed Tit 2
Jay h
Raven 2
Goldfinch 2

Hare 1
Chiffchaff at Belle Tout Wood

Long-tailed Tit in Cow Gap

Robin in Whitbread Hollow

Carrion Crow in Whitbread Hollow

Cowslip in Whitbread Hollow

Sunday, 4 April 2010

4th April 2010 West Dean Woods & The Burgh

West Dean Woods
Red Kite 1
Red-legged Partridge 1
Woodlark 1 singing
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 5
Firecrest 4
Coal Tit 10
Marsh Tit 10
Crossbill 8
Siskin h
Wild Daffodils in West Dean Woods

Woodlark at West Dean Woods
The Burgh
Red Kite 1
Red-legged Partridge 2
Yellowhammer 20
Reed Bunting 10
Yellowhammers at The Burgh