Sunday, 27 September 2015

27th September 2015 Beachy E3 Clear

Sparrowhawk 2
Hobby 1
Kestrel 3
Commic Tern 4W
Swallow c.200E
House Martin c.1,000E
Sand Martin 2
Pied Wagtail 25E
Yellow Wagtail 10
Wheatear 3
Blackcap 8
Chiffchaff 10
Firecrest 1
Siskin 75E
Redpoll 2

Hobby at Birling

Saturday, 26 September 2015

26th September 2015 Beachy E1 Clear

Grey Heron 1W
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Whimbrel 1
Commic Tern 8W
Swallow c.800
House Martin c.1,200
Sand Martin 5
Wheatear 1
Whinchat 1
Meadow Pipit c.150
Pied Wagtail 30
Yellow Wagtail 2
Skylark 3W
Blackcap 3
Common Whitethroat 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Chiffchaff 20
Siskin 16 +h
Redpoll 3

Marsh Harrier 3 (ad male and 2 juv)
Merlin 1
Short-eared Owl 2

Reed Bunting at Rodmell

Male Marsh Harrier at Rodmell

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

22nd September 2015 Dungeness

Chiffchaff c.5
Acadian Flycatcher at Dungeness (J.F. Cooper)
An outrageous and brilliant find by Martin Casemore. Whilst Empidonax Flycatchers offer one of the greatest identification challenges its large size, jizz, peaked crown, green upperparts, pale loral spot, yellow-washed underparts, bill structure and shape and long primary projection all seem consistent with this species.
Acadian Flycatcher at Pt. Pelee May 2011
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Pt. Pelee May 2011
A smaller, neater proportioned and smaller-billed species than Acadian Flycatcher.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

20th September 2015 Beachy W1 Clear & Cuckmere

Marsh Harrier 1
Sparrowhawk 2
Merlin 1
Kestrel 3
Short-eared Owl 1
Swallow c.500W
House Martin c.6,000W
Sand Martin 5W
Pied Wagtail 10
Grey Wagtail 1W
Yellow Wagtail 22
Meadow Pipit c.150
Wheatear 4
Whinchat 7
Blackcap 60
Whitethroat 8
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 10
Raven 1
Siskin 51

Merlin over the top fields (JFC)

Siskin in Chat Vale (JFC)

Short-eared Owl high over the Old Trapping Area

Greenshank 1
Grey Phalarope 1

First-winter Grey Phalarope in the Cuckmere (lower JFC)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

19th September 2015 Beachy N3 Partially overcast

Teal 1W
Commic Tern c.15W
Common Buzzard 2
Marsh Harrier 1 juvenile
Sparrowhawk 3
Kestrel 4
Swift 1W
Swallow c.8,000 mainly west
House Martin c.7,000 mainly west
Sand Martin 11W
Pied Wagtail 11W
Yellow Wagtail 2W
Meadow Pipit c.75W
Tree Pipit 1W
Wheatear 4
Redstart 1
Reed Warbler 1
Blackcap 10
Whitethroat 8
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Chiffchaff 170 with many flying north and others appearing to arrive in off sea
Spotted Flycatcher 4
Siskin 30W + others very high heard

Swift over Belle Tout (JFC)

Marsh Harrier over Chat Vale
Short-eared Owl 2
Swallow c.150
Sand Martin 5
Reed Warbler 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Short-eared Owls at Rodmell

Sunday, 13 September 2015

13th September 2015 Beachy SE1 increasing with some rain

Swallow c.300 E
Sand Martin 5 E
Wryneck 1
Pied Wagtail 12
Yellow Wagtail h
Wheatear 5
Whinchat 2
Blackcap 20
Whitethroat 15
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 15
Goldcrest 1
Firecrest 1
Siskin 65 E
Yellowhammer 3
Corn Bunting 12

Wryneck at Belle Tout

Saturday, 12 September 2015

12th September 2015 Beachy SW5 Clear

Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Sand Martin 10
Common Whitethroat 4
Chiffchaff 2
Spotted Flycatcher 3

Spotted Flycatcher at Belle Tout (JFC)

Friday, 11 September 2015

10th September 2015 Rodmell

Grey Heron 21 W (flock of 19 followed by 2)
Yellow Wagtail 12 S
Sedge Warbler 1

A migrant flock of Grey Herons west over Rodmell
Whilst not as impressive as the 38 that flew west in formation at Beachy in October 1988 I cursed they weren't Cranes or that there wasn't a Great White Egret amongst them. The latter thought tempted fate, as a couple of hours later there was a pager message to the effect that a Great White Egret had been seen amongst a flock of 10 Grey Herons seen arriving in off the sea at Dungeness!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

8th September 2015 Rodmell

Green Sandpiper 2
Yellow Wagtail 12
Whinchat 3
Siskin h

Sunday, 6 September 2015

6th September 2015 Beachy N1 Clear

Common Buzzard c.6-8 including a dark juvenile
Sparrowhawk c.3
Merlin 1
Hobby 1-2
Collared Dove 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Swift 1
Swallow c.50
House Martin c.350
Sand Martin 10
Grey Wagtail 5W
Yellow Wagtail 30
Tree Pipit 2
Redstart 1
Wheatear 2
Whinchat 7
Reed Warbler 1
Blackcap 5
Garden Warbler 2
Whitethroat 20
Willow Warbler 15
Siskin 165W

Saturday, 5 September 2015

5th September 2015 Beachy NW1 Partially Overcast

Swallow c.100
House Martin c.1,000
Sand Martin 3
Pied Wagtail 10
Grey Wagtail 1
Yellow Wagtail 4
Redstart 2
Wheatear 8
Whitethroat 30
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 18
Garden Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 16
Chiffchaff 8
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Jay 1
Siskin 24

Siskin at Birling
 Tall ship passing Birling

Thursday, 3 September 2015

3rd September 2015 Rodmell

Ruff 1
Dunlin 1
Kingfisher 1
Wheatear 1

Juvenile Ruff at Rodmell

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

2nd September 2015 Rodmell

Cattle Egret 1
Swift 1
Pied Wagtail c.50
Yellow Wagtail 6

Cattle Egret at Rodmell
First seen at 7pm in close company with a Little Egret it proved very mobile being seen a couple more times in flight and once on the deck before last being seen still with the Little Egret flying towards Southease where I suspect it will roost at the regular Little Egret roost site in the wood just west of the river north of Southease bridge, being the same place the Squacco roosted.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

1st September 2015 Rodmell

Kingfisher 1
Yellow Wagtail h
Wheatear 1
Reed Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 5