Monday, 27 February 2012



ad and 2nd winter iceland gulls still at newhaven this evening. the first ad ive seen in sussex since 1988.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

male great grey shrike singing at glynde this morning. not much along the coast from brighton to newhaven.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

a red kite over brighton this afternoon.

Monday, 20 February 2012





at a single site in the ouse valley an impressive 25 woodcocks and a single jack snipe were seen. the iceland gull was being boring not really doing much and the black necked grebe was still in eastbourne.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

the great grey shrike still showing very well at glynde this afternoon. as i walked onto the bridge over the railway line the bird was right there perching in trees along the platform! and then flew even closer landing at the base of the closest ivy covered tree by the bend. i was gutted i didnt have the scope the vids would of been quality. med gull at the res.

yday: avocet still on the scrape in the cuckmere.

earlier in the week a rh goosander was with gulls off the marina.

Sunday, 12 February 2012







a cracking pair of bearded tits, bittern and 2 rh goosanders were on eastbourne lakes. a drake goosander was at arlington.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012





as i walked up the bank the birds were right below me!



pretty quiet between the marina and newhaven although a poss hybrid caspian gull was at the marina. on the river by piddinghoe pond the 2 man goosanders were showing very well although i dont think they look as good close up. the 2 avocets were still on the tidemills. in the lower cuckmere, 2 ad pale bellied brents were with 37 brents. initially found from seaford head where there was also a woodcock and 4 ravens. princes park was almost completely frozen and there was no sign of the smew tho nearby a rh goosander at west rise marsh. nothing interesting at the res at dusk.

Monday, 6 February 2012









a confiding smew was on princes park, eastbourne this afternoon. 3 amazing jack snipes were found in a small ditch out on the levels.

Sunday, 5 February 2012



2 moorhens in the marina this afternoon.





yday: after an anxious wait the paddyfield warbler finally showed at the breach pool with a jack snipe there too. on chi pits a rh goosander was found on westhampnett pit. we then went to burpham, my first visit here. the rough legged was found straight away as were 2 red kites. it was great to see a red kite mobbing the buzzard, bringing back very fond memories of the rough leg i found at westdean woods which i also saw being mobbed by a kite. and in those days kites were rare too. some bewicks swan were also seen.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

yday: a rt hen harrier low over the road by the turning into barcombe res early morning.