Wednesday, 29 April 2015

29th April 2015 Rodmell

Ringed Plover 2
Dunlin 3
Swallow c.10
Sand Martin 1
Pied Wagtail c.15
White Wagtail 1

White Wagtail at Rodmell

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

28th April 2015 Rodmell

Swallow c.10
Sand Martin c.35
Reed Warbler 1

Monday, 27 April 2015

27th April 2015 Rodmell

Swallow c.30
Sand Martin 1
Greenland Wheatear 1 male
Whinchat 2

Male Whinchat at Rodmell

Sunday, 26 April 2015

26th April 2015 Beachy S1 Drizzle

Brent Geese 15E
Common Scoter 3E, 5W
Whimbrel 1
Hobby 1
Tawny Owl 1
Swallow 8
Tree Pipit 2
Wheatear 1
Redstart 1 male
Sedge Warbler 1
Blackcap c10
Garden Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 35
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Willow Warbler 45
Chiffchaff 3
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Raven 3

Tawny Owl at Belle Tout

Lesser Whitethroat at Belle Tout (JFC)

 Sedge Warbler at Belle Tout

Saturday, 25 April 2015

25th April 2015 Meare Heath Somerset

Red Kite 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 2

Bittern h booming
Great White Egret 1
Common Crane 2
Marsh Harrier 2+
Hobby 2
Wood Sandpiper 1
Black-tailed Godwit c.100
Greenshank 1
Dunlin 5
Cetti's Warbler h


Hudsonian Godwit at Meare Heath
(all flight shots JFC)
Wood Sandpiper at Meare Heath

Meare Heath

Birders enjoying views of the Hudsonian Godwit

23rd April 2015 Bryher

Marazion Marsh
Dunlin c.15
Sanderling 2
Sand Martin c.50
House Martin 2
Reed Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler h
Cetti's Warbler h

Manx Shearwater c.20
Basking Shark 1

Great Northern Diver 2
GREAT BLUE HERON 1 first-summer BOURC/IRBC 525
Greenshank h
Common Sandpiper 1
Razorbill 2
Wheatear 5
Tree Pipit 1
Blackcap 1
Whitethroat c.5
Willow Warbler c.5

Manx Shearwater c.20
Guillemot c.20
Puffin 1 sat on sea
Common Dolphin c.6
Barrel Jellyfish c.3

St. Michael's Mount from Marazion

Scillonian at St. Mary's harbour

Our arrival on Bryher coincided with the Great Blue Heron arriving


First-summer Great Blue Heron at the Big Pool on Bryher (all John F. Cooper)

Great Blue Heron at the Big Pool on Bryher

birders enjoying superb views of the Great Blue Heron on Bryher

Hell Bay Hotel and Big Pool on Bryher

Scenery on Bryher

JFC looking pleased awaiting collection from Rushy Bay, Bryher

Dinghy collection from Rushy Bay, Bryher

Tall ship off Sansom

Monday, 20 April 2015

20th April 2015 Burgess Hill

Red Kite 1

Red Kite over Burgess Hill
at last !

Sunday, 19 April 2015

19th April 2015 Beachy NE5 Clear

Wryneck 1
Swallow 3
Whitethroat 2
Chiffchaff 5
Jay 1
Wryneck at Belle Tout (upper JFC)