Lesser Florican - August 2023

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Sunday 26 October 2008

West Hythe 26/10/08


Excellent views of this transatlantic mega. Took no notice of the hundred or so people surrounding it. Due to the poor weather, I didn't take my camera so its fair to say I was pretty gutted.

Thursday 5 June 2008

Telscombe Cliffs 5/6/08


Left work early for this county mega which showed reasonably well on the cliff edge by Telscombe sewage works. This was the last of a fantastic run of birds for Sussex in the past few weeks.

Friday 30 May 2008

Whitbread Hollow, Beachy Head 30/5/08

A certain mega was found alongside Steve Dawson today whilst searching for a Rose-coloured Starling.

RIVER WARBLER - 1 male singing found along the ride above the Hollow. (1st for Sussex)
Brambling - 1

Due to the very elusive nature of all Locustella Warblers, no photos were taken at all of the River Warbler, but recordings were taken of its 'sowing machine' type song. Brilliant!!!

The Bee-eater flew over whilst surrounding the bushes of the Warbler.

Bee-eater at Beachy Head

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Lewes County Hall 28/5/08


Never saw this bird in flight as it kept all it's time clinging to the wall of the county hall.

Saturday 10 May 2008

Newhaven Tide Mills 10/5/08


A very distinct individual seen only briefly but relevant features seen well. It showed within 5 minutes of my arrival before completely disappearing for much of that day, even though we saw where, or at least where we thought it went.

Saturday 19 April 2008

Sidlesham Ferry Pool 19/4/08

This fantastic LESSER YELLOWLEGS showed well from the hide at the Ferry Pool. It mainly consorted with Redshanks close to the road. Light was poor so horrid photos were taken.

Lesser Yellowlegs at Sidlesham

Thursday 27 March 2008

Ovingdean 27/3/08

SURF SCOTER - 1 fem.

Good scope views of this bird enabling all features to be seen and diving action recorded.

Wednesday 20 February 2008

Selsey 20/2/08

My first ever Lapland Bunting at long last. It was a beauty however and showed very well along the coastal path by the lifeboat station.

Lapland Bunting at Selsey

Sunday 17 February 2008

Cley Village 17/2/08


White-crowned Sparrow at Cley

Wednesday 13 February 2008

Cuckmere Haven 13/2/08

Yet another Spoonbill seen in the Cuckmere, this time on the scrape. The species has been an annual visitor in the past few years.

Saturday 2 February 2008

West Wittering 2/2/08

Dark-bellied Brent Geese - 500
Great Northern Diver - 1

Tuesday 29 January 2008

Hove Lagoon 29/1/08

My second attempt at seeing this Long-tailed Duck. Showed very well most of the time but did fly off towards Southwick when I was there.

Long-tailed Duck at Hove Lagoo