Thursday, 11 November 2010

5 delightful little gulls and 26 dunlin at arlington late morning.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

2 goldeneye, 19 dunlin, med gull and a confiding little gull at arlington this evening. oh and my brolly turned up again.

Monday, 8 November 2010

great news this morning, day off work! straight to the marina. the driving rain made it bloody hard work but very little was seen apart from a constant passage of kittiwakes, most in the surf. i decided to cut my loses and return an hour before high tide. arrived at the seafront 11:30. most obvious was the continued passage of kittiwakes, reluctant to pass over the pier most were driven inshore the moment they passed it affording great views and a real treat to see. the total tally was about 1500. other highlights included 2 separate little auks heading E in the surf with kittiwakes, med shear, long tailed duck, rh goosander, 4 arctic skuas and 19 little gulls. everything was very close in. it all went dead by early afternoon with clearer conditions and a lift in the wind. 11 dunlin were at arlington this evening.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

a dartford was the best at sheepcote. an eastern type jackdaw was at ovingdean briefly in fields between the village and the A259 and a little egret flew north up the through the valley there.
late news: a 3rd winter caspian gull, ad yellow legged gull, ad scan herring gull roosted at brighton marina on 4th(thurs).