Sunday, 29 July 2012

29th July 2012 Beachy W4 partly overcast

Manx Shearwater 1E at 6.54am
Gannet 30W
Scoter 10E, 4W
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Bonxie 1E
Mediterannean Gull 1 juv.
Auk sp. 1E
Curlew 2W
Whimbrel 1W
Collared Dove 1
Swift 16 S
Swallow 4
Whitethroat 10

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at East Dean Cricket Pitch

Dusky Sallow Moth courtesy of Bob Edgar at Birling Gap

Dark Green Fritillary in Whitbread Hollow
Cargo ship passing Beachy sharing the same initials as ex-County birder with one of the most impressive self-found lists of all time that includes a first for Britain

Saturday, 28 July 2012

28th July 2012 Sidlesham Ferry & Chelwood Gate

Black-tailed Godwit 10
Spotted Redshank 1
Redshank c.20
Green Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 3
Dunlin c.90

Chelwood Gate

Nightjar 1

Thursday, 26 July 2012

26th July 2012 Cuckmere

Little Egret c.30
Whimbrel 2
Snipe 6
Dunlin 7
Mediterranean Gull 1 2s
Sand Martin 5
Swallow c.35

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

25th July 2012 Cuckmere

Little Egret 10+
Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
Grey Plover 1
Snipe 1
Swallow 50

Grey Plover in the Cuckmere

Tallship on calm seas

Tangerine Moon

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

24th July 2012 Pulborough RSPB

Little Egret 21
Mandarin Duck c.7
Snipe 4
Little Ringed Plover 1
Green Sandpiper c.8
Common Sandpiper 1
Barn Owl c.3

Green Sandpiper at Pulborough

Juvenile Mandarin Ducks at Pulborough

Female Blackcap at Pulborough

Monday, 23 July 2012

23rd July 2012 River Adur

Whimbrel 2
Mediterranean Gull 2 adults

Mediterranean Gulls on the River Adur

22nd July 2012 Beachy, Rye & Midrips

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Green Sandpiper h
Sandwich Tern 3
Collared Dove 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Sand Martin 8+
Redstart 1 juvenile
Wheatear 2
Whitethroat c.15
Blackcap 2
Willow Warbler 1

Willow Warbler at Birling

Collared Dove at Birling

Cormorants passing Birling

Wheatears at Belle Tout

Pyramidal Orchid in the Old Trapping Area

Puffball in the Hotel Garden


Green Sandpiper 3


Black-tailed Godwit 2
Golden Plover 4
Sanderling 10
Dunlin 65
Little Ringed Plover 1
Whimbrel c.12
Sand Martin c.50E

Golden Plover at Rye

Adult Common Terns at Rye

First-summer Common Tern at Rye


Avocet 10
Sanderling 7
Dunlin c.15
Wheatear 10

Avocets at the Midrips

Saturday, 21 July 2012

21st July 2012 Beachy NE2 Overcast & Pagham

Peregrine 3
Kestrel 1
Herring Gull c.200 including colour-ringed AXT1
Curlew 1
Swift 3
Swallow 6
Whitethroat 14
Blackcap 1
Willow Warbler 2

First-winter Blackcap at Birling

Colour-ringed Herring Gull AX1T at Birling

Curlew at Birling
Sidlesham Ferry
Avocet 2
Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit 5
Green Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 15
Adult Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit at Sidlesham Ferry
North Wall
Yellow-legged Gull 12
Whimbrel 2
Green Sandpiper 6
Sedge Warbler 4
Starling 1 albino

Yellow-legged Gulls at Pagham Harbour

Curlew at Pagham Harbour