Saturday, 24 September 2011

highlight of the day was a confiding grey phal found at princes park, eastbourne. at arlington, it must be of concern that there is now a dead great crested grebe and about twenty herring gulls with two more seemingly on the way out. there seemed to be a fair few chiffs around today and a possibly interesting jackdaw was on eastbourne seafront. a few firecrests around too.





Sunday, 11 September 2011

Saturday, 10 September 2011



almost forgot, the most amazing sky this morning from beddingham.


the third black neck of the autumn, this time another juv type bird near eastbourne. also of interest were 40 wheatears in a field near arlington.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011



2 arctic terns, 6 common terns, 2 juv little gulls and 14 knot were at arlington this evening.

Monday, 5 September 2011









news for the weekend:

sat: pretty quiet in general. about the only thing possibly worth mentioning was a rather grey and white yellow wagtail amongst 70 or so individuals at arlington

sun: still pretty quiet. at arlington, i had gone ahead of me bro to sift through the wags when five mins later he shouted over that he had a caspian gull. there werent many gulls present and i immediately picked up the bird- a juv too (i think i can still call it that). it was present for about 6 mins when it flew of SE. one of the better caspo records in what is the rarest plumage to see in the uk.