Emperor Bird-of-Paradise - Huon Peninsular, Papua New Guinea (July 2019)

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Wednesday, 6 April 2005

Worthing P&P Golf Course 6/4/05

GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - 1

Twitched this bird with Chris Lowmas and Dick Gilmore after an unsuccessful visit at Splash Point only seeing 1 Great Skua.

On arrival, no sign of the bird though it had been seen early on. A walk around I glimpsed what I thought was the bird in question. A walk up the hill confirmed my suspicions and after seeing it in flight, the Cuckoo settled on a green and showed very well.

Great Spotted Cuckoo at Worthing

Saturday, 2 April 2005

Splash Point - 2/4/2005

A crazy seawatch that provided the largest passage of Garganey ever recorded past Splash Point. The largest flock being a flock of 15 birds, whilst all flocks were observed moving close inshore, and I seem to remember a couple of flocks circling just offshore and continuing on their way. 

Only highlights listed:

Whimbrel - 4
Avocet - 7
Velvet Scoter - 1
Garganey - 31
Eider - 6
Little Gull - 1

Obviously the Garganey passage was noted elsewhere, with Dungeness recording over 50 birds.