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Sunday, 31 March 2013


Rushed over to Warnham res
as Jake put out a Jack Snipe
at the Tern hide and WoW thanks
Mate yep sitting low thinking
we couldn't see it was great to watch
it bobing along the water edge.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Cuckmere Haven

Out at Cuckmere by 7.10am
looking for the Black-necked Grebe
after l got it sitting looking at my pic's
it came closer so more shots as l headed
south l meet another birder that thought
he saw a spoonbill near the 3 Avocet
yep he's right a lovely spoonbill sleeping on the east
side just before the beach then it flow to the west side in the gull field.
lost it after all the gulls went up.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Dover Samphire Hoe


YES my third go for a lifer
second time to Samphire Hoe
three hours in the bitterly cold wind
to see this bluethroat it was a very shy
bird and was lucky to get any pic of it.
thrid time lucky as monday at portland bill.
Then  40 mins late on wednesday at dover.
Happy to see this female.

 Female Bluethroat

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Pulbourgh Brooks

At Pulbourgh Brooks
today 4 Little ringed Plover
6 Ruff Redshank 2 Dunlin Lapwing
Chiffchaff Redwing Fieldfare Bullfinch
Linnet Meadow pipit.
male Bullfinch
 Little ringed Plover

Tuesday, 26 March 2013



went to see the Kentish plover at rye
and john was on it straight away it
stayed distant and after walking all around
we headed back and got a second look
but still at a distantce.saw Sandwich terns
and a Wheatear Knot Dunlin Ringed Plover
Avocet Redshank Spotted Redshank

Monday, 25 March 2013

Portland bill

Today went looking for the bluethroat
with no joy but got to see my first 50 Wheatears
2 Ring Ouzels a female Black Redstart a male Black cap
Shag and seal.Little Owl an mist a Long-Eared Owl.

male Wheartear
 female Black Redstart

 Rock pipit
male Grey Seal

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Rye Harbour

Great to see the Sandwich Terns back at Rye
on the Tern islands with med gulls to
Sky larks all around today found a knot
lots of Golden plover a grey plover & ringed plover
Avocet dunlin all around the salt marsh area.
castle water cetti's singing chiffchaff singing
goldcreast Raven 3 Marsh harrier a peregrine
rock & meadow pipit.
Rock pipit
 Meadow pipit
 Little grebe
 Sky lark
 Med Gull
 Sandwich Terns
 Med Gulls
 Greylag Goose
 Canada Goose
 Marsh Harrier

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

west sussex

Driving to Selsey bill
l stopped to see one of the Barn Owls
out at Coldwaltham brooks stayed for a hour
then moved on to ferry pool & long pool
saw 2 male bearded tit come in to the reeds.
then got to Selsey bill sea watched for a hour
with not a lot of movement so went to saw the Glossy Ibis
then home.

Barn Owl

 Great Northern Diver
 Glossy Ibis