Saturday, 23 June 2012

23rd June 2012 Lidsey

White Stork 3 distant
Mediterranean Gull c.5
House Martin c.80

White Stork at Lidsey

Friday, 22 June 2012

22nd June 2012 Upper Cuckmere SW6 Overcast

Little Egret 2
Egyptian Goose 2 ad. 4 juv.
Swift c.100

 Little Egret in the Cuckmere
Juvenile Egyptian Geese in the Cuckmere

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

20th June 2012 Beachy

Swift 1
Corn Bunting h

Frog Orchid c.10 nearby
Bee Orchid c.60
Spotted Orchid c.100

 Frog Orchids near Eastbourne

Pale morph chlorantha Bee Orchid at Beachy

Monday, 18 June 2012

18th June 2012 Wolstenbury Hill

Greater Butterfly Orchid c.100
Common Twayblade c.500
Fragrant Orchid c.100
Spotted Orchid c.500
Bee Orchid 3
White Helleborine 3

 Greater Butterfly Orchids

 Fragrant Orchids

Spotted Orchid

Sunday, 10 June 2012

10th June 2012 Beachy SE1 Overcast

Peregrine 1
Collared Dove 1
Whitethroat c.15 including first fledged juvenile
Lesser Whitethroat 2h
Blackcap 1 male singing

A parliament of Magpies at Birling

Saturday, 9 June 2012

9th June 2012 Birling 6.15am - 8.00am & Rye Harbour W6 Clear

Manx Shearwater 1W
Scoter 5 on sea
Guillemot 1E
Auk sp. 3
Dunlin 1W

Avocet c.20
Bar-tailed Godwit 1
Turnstone 2
Dunlin 25
Sandwich Tern c.150
Common Tern c.50
Little Tern c.12
Mediterranean Gull c.50

Bar-tailed Godwit at Rye

Considering the date the appearance of this Bar-tailed Godwit is rather interesting. Its bill is as you would anticipate in winter. Its plain tertials are adult feathers as expected. The only summer plumage attained appears the limited rufous patches across its breast and a couple of scapulars.

Friday, 8 June 2012

8th June 2012 Birling 5.45-7.00am SW7 Overcast

Manx Shearwater 1W
Bonxie 3E
Auk sp. 4E

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

5th June 2012 Beachy SE1 Clear

Gannet c.200E
Little Egret 1E
Common Scoter 12E
Red-legged Partridge 1
Pomarine Skua 2E pale phase adults at 7.30am ex.
Arctic Skua 3E
Sandwich Tern 36E
Auk sp. 2E
Guillemot 2E
Lesser Whitethroat 2h
Blackcap 1 male
Corn Bunting 1h
Wall Butterfly at Belle Tout

Monday, 4 June 2012

4th June 2012 Rye, Camber, Pett & Pannel Valley NE4 Overcast

Gadwall 3
Curlew 1
Whimbrel 2
Avocet c.20
Bar-tailed Godwit 1
Grey Plover 3
Knot 2
Redshank c.8
Turnstone 2
Dunlin 35
Little Stint 1 s/p ex.
Little Ringed Plover 1
Ringed Plover c.30
Sandwich Tern c.100
Common Tern c.100
Little Tern c.12
Mediterranean Gull c.50

Pett & Pannel Valley
Gadwall 8
Shoveler 8
Buzzard 2
Hobby 1
Avocet c.12
Black-tailed Godwit 3
Little Ringed Plover 1
Mediterranean Gull c.10
Barn Owl 1
Cuckoo h
Cetti's Warbler c.5h

 Common Terns at Rye

Summer-plumaged Little Stint at Rye

 Avocet at Rye

Lizard Orchids at Camber courtesy of ADW
despite being out all day the only other birder we saw today

First-summer Hobby at Pannel Valley

Saturday, 2 June 2012

2nd June 2012 Beachy NE4 Overcast

Gannet 175E
Pochard 1E drake
Common Scoter 50E
Hobby 1
Curlew 3E
Sandwich Tern 3E
Little Tern 1E
Guillemot 1 on sea
Razorbill 2E
Swift 5
Swallow 7
Lesser Whitethroat 2 h singing
Corn Bunting 3
Common Scoter passing Birling

Bee Orchid at Belle Tout

 Speckled Wood at Belle Tout

Poppy fields at Birling

Friday, 1 June 2012

1st June 2012 Burgess Hill

Red Kite 2N
Swift c.8