The discovery of this bird could not have been better timed today. Half hour later, and I could well have dipped, but luck was on my side as around midday the mega alert sounded, and then it was all systems go. Quick shower, work clothes on and a mad dash up to Gills Lap, Ashdown Forest, for this superb first for Sussex.
Having only seen this bird perched in Dorset, it was great to see the Eagle gliding around today, as well as the odd hover here and there. I stayed for about 40 minutes before having to catch my plane to Rhodes.
A big well done to whoever found it, and a big thanks for releasing the news straight away!!
Short-toed Eagle on Ashdown