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Monday, 18 April 2011

Pulborough Brooks and the patch 18/4/11

I started the day at Pulborough Brooks. On arrival at The Hangar, the CRANE was instantly viewable and a nice relief for it still being there, though they have never not been there the following morning!! About 5-6 Nightingales were heard and one was seen. Still no passage Waders present. horrid picture of the Common Crane at Pulborough, taken at 6.30am.

Soon i was back on the patch and enjoyed a good seawatch with the regulars. Highlights here were 3 Garganey; 30 Whimbrel; 2 Velvet Scoter; 40 Little Gull; 65 Common Scoter; 3 Teal; 5 Mergs and 2 Arctic Skuas being the highlights.

A walk up Seaford Head after produced a male Redstart, male Wheatear, 2 Sand Martins and the Early Purple Orchid.

Redstart and Early Purple Orchid on Seaford Head.

Went back down Splash after and stayed till 2.00pm. The main highlight was our first POMARINE SKUA of the spring. A lovely adult with a huge 'spoon'. Also 6 Arctic Skuas; 1 Bonxie; 70 Whimbrel; 48 Common Scoter; 2 Med. Gulls; 3 Dunlin and a Hobby came in off.

Sussex Yearlist now on 190.