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Recent Sightings

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03 Jun 2020Honking Raven

Single Raven honking in a tree overlooking the dam/weir at Tilgate Lake (Campbell’s Lake).

posted by Kelvin North on 03 Jun 2020 20:42

03 Jun 2020Swifts over Crawley

At least 30 over Chanctonbury Way, Crawley at 19:30

posted by Jason on 03 Jun 2020 19:36

03 Jun 2020Red birds

I spent this morning at Wick Bottom near Woodingdean, with the aim of getting some more breeding records onto BirdTrack, and was very pleased to get proofs for seven red-listed birds. There was a pair of Yellowhammers, young Linnets, House Sparrows and Starlings being fed, and Skylarks, Corn Buntings and a Song Thrush singing. A few hours well spent!

posted by Chris Barfield on 03 Jun 2020 18:56

03 Jun 2020Around Arundel

An unseasonal Common Sandpiper was by the river to the north of Arundel this morning, while the rapid spread of Cetti's Warblers appears to be continuing, with one heard for the first time today at a site some distance from the main course of the river. The previous evening there were at least three Cuckoos in the area, and two Cattle Egrets put in an appearance at a roost site as they have done intermittently for a week or so now. On the evening before that a walk to woods west of the town produced at least four churring Nightjars and a distant Woodcock, while that afternoon had produced a Redstart singing strongly in the same general area.

posted by Martin Daniel (mcdbirder@gmail.com) on 03 Jun 2020 18:14

03 Jun 2020Hobbies

Two Hobbies flew overhead as I got out of my car in Wisborough Green.

posted by Frank Jennings on 03 Jun 2020 17:32

03 Jun 2020White Stork in Partridge Green

Coming back from the village this morning spotted a White Stork about 7.30am on a rooftop close to home. Stayed around long enough for me to get home and return with a camera. Most likely one of the birds from Knepp.

posted by Rod Geal on 03 Jun 2020 15:36

03 Jun 2020Bath-time

A Woodpigeon was making the most of the brief but welcome monsoon this morning by taking its ablutions on our shed roof. Its mate's expression is somewhat disapproving.

posted by Simon Linington on 03 Jun 2020 15:07

03 Jun 2020Cissbury

Very quiet here this morning but there was a very odd record with a Reed Warbler in full song on the northern scarp. Very strange having the song coming out a bone dry escarpment. A late arrival or one which hasn’t read the books of where it should be?

posted by Richard Ives on 03 Jun 2020 13:06

03 Jun 2020Spoonbill

This was spotted first at 7.25am just north of the A259 in the Seven Sisters Country Park between the visitor centre and the Cuckmere Inn and was clearly visible from the roadside path. It was still in the same place at 11.15am.

posted by Martin Kenward on 03 Jun 2020 12:43

02 Jun 2020Reed Warbler

A Reed Warbler in my Brighton garden for a couple of hours yesterday morning (02/06), singing almost constantly.
(I won't be entering the photo into the SOS competition).

posted by Chris Brown on 03 Jun 2020 11:31

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