Tuesday, 23 February 2010

at dismal day weather wise but at least the birding was slightly better. 4 bewicks swan (2 ad+2 juvs-1 ad with yellow neck collar) were on pevensey levels just east of middle bridge. 2 bitterns showed very well brielfy at shinewater but perhaps more of a surprise was an egyptian goose which flew off. a cetti's warbler was also heard.

Monday, 22 February 2010

black brant and pale bellied brent goose on sheppey on sat (20th) and juv common gull on the undercliff at dusk on fri (19th).

Sunday, 14 February 2010

yday: with nothing else to do, went to have a look at the crane at southease. on the way a red kite was found between lewes and beddingham and eventually flew down the valley. it was seen again half hour later flying N up the valley where it came very close overhead, pics taken with just camera. the crane was seen in the usual field and later in the day 10 or so jack snipes, woodcock and green sand were seen somewhere else.

Monday, 8 February 2010

late news: 9 shags were at the marina on 5th. a singleton and the rest perched on the W arm.

Monday, 1 February 2010

at arlington this morning there were colour ringed GBBG's from jersey and norway. 2000 GBBGs were counted in the cuckmere but nothing could be found amongst them typically. the great grey shrike showed well along the pannel sewer to the west of the road and an ad 'argentatus' was at pett pools with 6 whitefronts in the fields.