Thursday, 19 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

pics are from yday. still losing image quality when uploading to blog for some reason.


a caspian gull was at newhaven, 3 in the gbbg flock in the lower cuckmere and 2 roosted at arlington. to be honest, im losing interest in them nowadays but what else is there to do in the winter! stacks of argentatus about with the odd yellow legged thrown in too.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

a black throated diver at princes park, eastbourne, and an ad caspian gull in the lower cuckmere.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

goosander inside the marina on sunday. lots of argentatus and yellow legged gulls about over weekend. male goldeneye at the res. last weekend, 16 mute swans at the res. wow. top 2 pics are old.




Wednesday, 13 November 2013

from sunday. annoyingly, some of the image quality has been lost in the upload to blog.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

finally getting round to updating blog for oct. the 3rd-13th was holiday time! 11 straight dawn til dusk days is hard work in sussex but expectations were running high (as always). with the eventual arrival of yellow browed warblers to the sussex coast, 7 were seen at various sites with 3 on 7th including 2 together. fri 11th saw a large movement of thrushes over brighton and between 8am and 1pm we recorded the following heading NE: 35000 redwings, 3000 fieldfares, 1000+ chaffinches, 118 ring ouzels, 100+ bramblings, 35 mistle thrushes, 7 snipe, golden plover and lapland bunting.  sat 12th was raddes day! get in there! of course it wouldn't be October without mention of long tailed blue. after singles at ovingdean, sheepcote and the sites at newhaven and seaford, we finally struck gold at a site in brighton where 15 individuals were found. mad.






Sunday, 3 November 2013



the yellow browed warbler still at sheepcote this morning. a siberian chiff there too. grey phal at the tidemills.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

a yellow browed warbler at sheepcote this morning in the campsite. (no general access)

Thursday, 31 October 2013

yday: 2 yellow browed warblers. one spent most of the morning in a garden in vale road, portslade. the other was in queens park, brighton and becomes my 10th individual for the county this autumn.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

ring ouzel at sheepcote.

Monday, 16 September 2013

news from the weekend: the long staying wryneck still present at newhaven heights on sat and sun.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013

the run of scarcity finds continued this morning with a corncrake flushed underfoot at sheepcote. the 3rd individual ive found at this site.

Monday, 2 September 2013

late news: a tawny pipit flew over balsdean last wed (28th).

Sunday, 1 September 2013

the red backed shrike still present this morning.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

a nice find this evening was a juv red backed shrike showing well along bazehill road, rottingdean. the bird was by the 2 hay troughs half a mile or so beyond the private road sign. also a cool looking juv cuckoo. absolutely no cars beyond the sign. park and walk.
2 honey buzzards flew over west rise late morning.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

osprey east over brighton this afternoon.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013



















taken on sunday morning.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

no surprise to find a wryneck at sheepcote today. it was on the east side of the 2nd level down from the top.

late news: a male long tailed blue was in a private garden around queens park, brighton on fri 23rd and a juv caspian gull was at the marina on 13th.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

yday: honey buzzard over brighton.

Sunday, 11 August 2013



















another quiet weekend. a dead porpoise was on the beach at ovingdean on friday evening (9th). the first returning purple sand was at the marina today. long gone are the days when they returned in the first week of july.  i also collected the set of sussex bird reports from 1972 onwards.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013
























couple of old pics from the spring.


















just cant get enthusiastic about updating the blog. its all just the same old stuff anyways with the main focus being gulls at the marina and undercliff. finally nice to be getting larger numbers of meds recently and 4 juvs were present at ovingdean last nite (26th).

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

yday: 2nd summer caspian gull at the marina.

Friday, 28 June 2013

















at the res on wed (26th).

Friday, 7 June 2013

short eared owl near southease on monday (3rd). i have finally disabled comments without my consent.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

goldeneye at the res this morning.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013



















yday: a black kite over lewes brooks then loafing over the southern slopes of mount caburn from 7:40-7:55pm when it flew strongly north.