Saturday, 28 August 2010



nothing more than the usual padders for sheepcote this morning: 34 willow warblers, 54 yellow wags, 2 lesser whites, 2 spot fly, 5 wheatears, 16 tree pipits, 13 whinchats and nightingale amongst other stuff. later in the day arlington produced little egret, ringed plover, buzzard, little gull and 2 pied fly, 2 redstart, 6 spot fly along the hedge between the dam and the road. the best was saved til the evening when 7 dotterels were found at balsdean. there were 5 ad and 2 juvs, most of the ads still retaining much chestnut on the belly. unfortunately i only managed a single shot before they suddenly took flight and flew off high to the SE.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

near petersfield, a honey buzzard and singing firecrest have been around the garden im working in. nearer to home there were 30 wheatears and 3 whinchats by harveys cross, balsdean on fri (20th).

Sunday, 15 August 2010

a marsh harrier has just flown over the garden.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

bugger all to report lately, the best being a load of red grouse and 2 dippers on saddleworth moors, lancs at the end of july. yday there were 12 common sands and a dunlin at arlington and a red breasted merg was on the adur opp the airport on 3 aug. wow.