Monday, 31 December 2012

just couldnt be bothered to look for gulls this morning so had a walk up glynde reach. however, amongst a group of common gulls were several lbbgs and an ad caspian gull. few yellow legged gulls at the ouse project and cuckmere but nowt else. quiet at the res.

not been able to upload any pics to the blog recently but hopefully have it sorted soon.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

3rd winter caspian gull at west rise.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

2 caspian gulls, the slav and a sibe chiff at the res today. one 1st winter caspian gull still at west rise.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

the slav was still present at arlington this morning. as i was under the willows trying to get some video i heard some waxwings but couldnt get into the open quick enough to see them. at west rise, 2 1st winter caspian gulls were present and a bittern was seen nearby. north of exceat bridge, an ad and 3rd winter caspian gull were found and 15 waxwings flew over east. with just enough light to stop at the ouse project on the way home a further ad caspian gull was present but flew off on its own.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

a 1st winter caspian gull was at west rise this afternoon but flew off. north of the golden galleon, it was all back to normal with the lessers replaced by greaters and no caspian gulls.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

late posting for weekend:

sat: 11 caspian gulls, 3 at newhaven and 8 in the lbbg flock north of the golden galleon in the late afternoon. there was no duplication between the two sites due to plumage differences. i managed to video 9 individuals which are shown below, top 2 from newhaven. also around newhaven were about 40 argentatus.

sun: only had the morning out so headed to the golden galleon. as i got out the car a waxwing flew over west. in the flock i could only find 2 ad caspian gulls but up on the hillside another gull flock contained a lovely 2nd wint which was a new bird and the 12th in total for the weekend.



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

theres a bittern vid on my youtube channel but its disappointing to say the least. a waxwing from the weekend.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

heading into seaford this morning, 10 waxwings were perched on the roadside at the ouse project before flying off towards newhaven. this afternoon, i twitched a bittern that jake had found at the res. this was brilliant record to say the least but things got even better when a second bird flew out from right underneath us. amazing stuff.

Friday, 7 December 2012

waxwing briefly at the bottom of freshfield road, brighton this morning.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

a waxwing flew over the hollingbury pub, roedale road, brighton this morning.