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Monday, 14 December 2009

Devon 14/12/09

Broadsands CP
Cirl Bunting - 4

Topsham
SPOTTED SANDPIPER -1

 Spotted Sandpiper
Cirl Bunting

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Ovingdean Beach 29/11/09

After my race in the morning, a text from Jake stating Leach's and a Little Auk passing along the coast quickly re-positioned me to Ovingdean. My totals are as follows:

LEACH'S PETREL - 3 flew along the shoreline
Petrel sp. - one seen briefly in between the waves much further out was presumably a Leach's.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Lapland Bunting

I know it isn't in Seaford, but i couldn't resist putting this photo of a Lapland Bunting seen at Pagham Harbour on today. It showed extremely well down to a few feet. Also close by on the Breech Pool was a juv. Spoonbill.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Barred Warbler

21st September 2009


Finally a change in wind direction to a light southerly resulted in a good influx of birds.


The morning started of slow with only the usual Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps on offer, but at the seaward end of Hope Gap, whilst watching 3 Blackcaps, a much larger, blue/grey Warbler popped into view. A Barred Warbler. The bird however was mobile and very elusive, but i managed to get a few record shots. Waiting for the bird to show again, Marc Read appeared and shouted Icterine Warbler. This bird was also very elusive, until late in the morning when scope views were obtained of the Icky. Later on the Barred reappeared and showed well on and off all morning. By far one of the best mornings i have had up Seaford Head all autumn.


The Barred Warbler stayed for another four days, but remained very elusive.


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Staines Moor, Surrey 13/10/09

BROWN SHRIKE - 1 1st winter

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Lound GP, Notts 7/10/09

Lound GPs
STEPPE GREY SHRIKE - 1


Tuesday, 29 September 2009

South Ronaldsay, Orkney 29/9/09

Orkney
SANDHILL CRANE - 1
Twite - 100+
Pink-footed Geese - 1+
Whooper Swan - 100+
Wheatear - 1 (mis-identified as an Isabelline Wheatear)

Staffordshire
Ring-necked Duck - 1 drk

Friday, 18 September 2009

Landguard & Abberton Res. 18/9/09

Landguard NR, Suffolk
GREENISH WARBLER - 1  - I got invited into the trapping area where views were much better       from the outside.

Abberton Reservoir, Essex
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 1 juv

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Pegwell Bay CP 8/9/09

After dipping the male Pallid Harrier in Cambridgeshire, Marc Read drove like a maniac to Pegwell Bay where we very luckily saw our target bird within minutes of arrival.

Pegwell Bay
FAN-TAILED WARBLER / ZITTING CISTICOLA - 1

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Landguard NR, Suffolk 2/9/09

Landguard NR
ARCTIC WARBLER - 1 - superb views of this phyllosc. The long primary projection very visible, as was the dis-jointed supercilium at the base of the bill. A fantastic bird which showed well in dismal weather.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Oxon & Hants 31/8/09

Farmoor Res.
AMERICAN BLACK TERN - 1
White-winged Black Tern - 1 juv
Black Tern - 1

Cosham, Hants
BLUE-WINGED TEAL - 1

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Keyhaven Marshes, Hants 26/8/09

Keyhaven Marshes
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE - 1 juv
Curlew Sandpiper - 2
Cattle Egret - 1

Red-necked Phalarope at Keyhaven

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Seaford Head 18/8/2009

ICTERINE WARBLER - 1 - long primaries seen well through telescope. Proved to be very elusive throughout the day.
Cuckoo - 1
Willow Warbler- 50+

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Hickling Broad NWT 11/8/09

Another successful twitch with Jake seeing this Baird's. It was unfortunately quite distant.

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - 1 juv
Swallowtail Butterfly - 1

Monday, 15 June 2009

Ham Wall RSPB & Collard Hill 15/6/09

A trip to Somerset with Dad produced a stonking male LITTLE BITTERN and the fantastic Large Blue butterfly.

Large Blue at Collard Hill, Somerset

Thursday, 28 May 2009

West Sussex 28/5/09

Selsey Bill
Storm-Petrel - 3

Pagham North Wall
ORIENTAL PRATINCOLE - 1


Oriental Pratincole at Pagham

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Beachy Head 24/5/09

Melodious Warbler - 1 male singing and seen very briefly

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Norfolk 20/5/09

Lakenheath
Golden Oriole - 2

Weeting Heath
Stone-Curlew - 2

Cley NWT
COLLARED PRATINCOLE - 1

North Creake
Montagu's Harrier - 1 male

Morsten Quay
Woodchat Shrike - 1

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Kent 13/5/09

Grove Ferry
BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE - 1
Temminck's Stint - 1

Dungeness Point
Western Subalpine Warbler - 1
Melodious Warbler - 1
Icterine Warbler - 1

Subalpine and Icterine Warbler below (taken by Jake Everitt)

Kent 13/5/09

Grove Ferry NNR
BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE - 1
Temminck's Stint - 1

Dungeness Point
Melodious Warbler - 1
Icterine Warbler - 1
Western Subalpine Warbler - 1

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Portland 29/4/09

Southwell
COLLARED FLYCATCHER - 1

Radipole Lake RSPB
Hooded Merganser -1 drk

 


Sunday, 12 April 2009

Hants & Sussex 12/4/09

Old Winchester Hill
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - 1

Old Lodge, Ashdown Forest
LITTLE BUNTING - 1
Crossbill - 50 + incl. 1 with white wingbars.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Cardiff Bay & Slimbridge 12/3/09

Cardiff Bay Wetlands
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 ad winter
Lesser Scaup - 1 drk

Slimbridge WWT
AMERICAN WIGEON - 1 drk

 Bonaparte's Gull
Lesser Scaup

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Pett 11/1/09

After a fruitless visit to Rodmell for a Great White Egret and Tilgate for Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, a call from Ian Barnard soon saw me down Pett for a first for Sussex. The bird in question was a drk KING EIDER.

On arrival it was nowhere to be seen, however a call from Chris Ball confirming its relocation further down the sea wall had all determined county listers take part in a wacky races event, and thankfully all present saw it.

Offshore at Pett
KING EIDER - 1 drk
Velvet Scoter - 5