Sunday, 30 September 2012

17 jays (10, 6 and a single), flew over brighton marina this morning.

yesterday there was a large number of robins about with birds calling everywhere, even from the rocks at brighton marina in the evening. a jay flew over seaford head.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

















taken at castleshaw res, manchester. desperate times!

Sunday, 23 September 2012



at the res today in 2 visits there were 3 ringed plovers, 19 wigeon, 5 gadwall, some shovelers and a dunlin. in the cuckmere, a tawny pipit flew overhead very low down whilst i was on the hillside of the first 'sister'. i heard and saw it pretty much at the same time and i just about managed to get my camera out before it got too far away, you cant see it but for what its worth you can just hear two call notes. also an avocet on the scrape, ruff, greenshank and firecrest. i checked crowlink and holywell for yellow broweds but no luck. at seaford head there were loads of chiffs in hope gap and along the little egret roost trees but harrys bush was dead.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September 2012






the dotterel and golden plover still at balsdean this evening. always a joy to watch, both showed down to a few feet. quality.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

















juv little gull at the res this afternoon then circled up high. also white wag. no sign of garganey.

yday: garganey at res in evening.

Sunday, 9 September 2012



















a confiding curlew sand was on the river cuckmere.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

yday: juv caspo at the res.

Sunday, 2 September 2012