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|22 Apr 2018||A Walk in the Woods|
A late-afternoon, early evening walk through Broomham Woods, Catsfield today proved rewarding with four or five Swallows and a single House Martin around the buildings and over the Horse Pond as a starter. A Chiffchaff seen in the coppicing was the first of several calling and a Common Whitethroat was nearby. Farther up the track was a solitary Buzzard low over a field of sheep and lambs with a Red Kite quite high but unmistakeable. A Nightingale was heard and then appeared briefly in a patch of re-growing coppice. The walk was made even better by beautiful weather and masses of Primroses, Wood Anemones and Bluebells and rounded off by a Tawny Owl calling nearby though not seen.
posted by Carole Meek on 22 Apr 2018 23:36
|22 Apr 2018||Uckfield garden Wryneck|
Seen earlier this afternoon before flying into neighbours garden.
posted by Joseph Cooper on 22 Apr 2018 23:21
|22 Apr 2018||swallows in Firle|
3 Swallows in Firle today and
posted by Rebecca rees on 22 Apr 2018 21:29
|22 Apr 2018||Red kite|
A Red Kite (possibly a pair) was just above the road midway between Handcross and Staplefield about 5pm.
posted by Martin Buck on 22 Apr 2018 19:46
|22 Apr 2018||Ring Ouzels|
Two pairs of Ring Ouzels on slope above Long Man of Wilmington at 10.15.
posted by Louise Gearing Bell on 22 Apr 2018 19:07
|22 Apr 2018||Weir Wood|
A look early morning then later this afternoon found Warblers everywhere, including 4 Garden Warblers, 7 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Reed Warblers and countless Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs.Two Common Sandpipers were on the Dam, while earlier a Redstart was seen. Four Common Terns are now back. Mid afternoon a Red Kite flew high west.
posted by Alastair Gray on 22 Apr 2018 17:22
|22 Apr 2018||Early Swift|
This morning during a walk at Old Lodge a Swift was seen high over Pippingford, my earliest ever.
posted by Alastair Gray on 22 Apr 2018 17:13
|22 Apr 2018||SOS outing to Dell Quay|
8 members joined Jim Weston on a walk from Dell Quay to Fishbourne and return on a lovely sunny morning. A total of 49 species were seen or heard. Along the main channel were 12 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel and an early Common Sandpiper and on the return trip a party of 7 Great Crested Grebes were seen flying south. At least 8 Mediterranean Gulls were also observed. Migrants were scarce on the ground but Blackcap, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff were seen and a Reed Warbler was heard but declined to show. Raptors were represented by a Kestrel, Peregrine and 2 distant Buzzards. Jim Weston
posted by Jim Weston (email@example.com) on 22 Apr 2018 17:09
|22 Apr 2018||Beachy Head, Black Kite, Little Bunting and Alpine Swift|
If anyone wants to see pics of this weekend's treble at Beachy Head you can find them here
posted by LP on 22 Apr 2018 16:42
|22 Apr 2018||Beachy Head|
Details of today's sightings including the Alpine Swift and pictures of today's Little Bunting can be seen here
posted by John and Doreen Cooper on 22 Apr 2018 16:27