Recent Sightings

Recent Sightings


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02 Dec 2023Guillemot

Today’s Guillemot at Sovereign Harbour.

posted by Marilyn Dewar on 02 Dec 2023 20:41

02 Dec 2023Golden Plover

Single Golden Plover amongst Common and Black-headed Gulls on a bare field beside the Sussex Border Path just north of Foredown Hill.

posted by Helen Crabtree and Rob Hukin ( on 02 Dec 2023 19:31

02 Dec 2023Hastings and Pett Level

Along Hastings seafront this morning a patch novelty Tufted Duck was chased in by a Peregrine and 3 Razorbill were feeding fairly close-in.

At Pett Level just before sunset there were 4 Velvet Scoter and a female Goosander offshore. Also a Great White Egret to the NW of the pools.

posted by Tom Ensom ( on 02 Dec 2023 18:44

02 Dec 2023Weir Wood

Two Goosander (1 drake, 1 redhead) showing well at the west end with 6 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall & 2 Mandarin.
Three Little Egrets and 1300 Starlings dropped into roost.

posted by Alastair Gray on 02 Dec 2023 16:58

02 Dec 2023Guillemot in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Sovereign Harbour this morning was freezing and foggy. A Guillemot was floating around outside the cafes. Lovely close shots and not disturbed by a passing fishing boat. No sign of the Razorbill of last weekend.

posted by Marilyn Dewar on 02 Dec 2023 14:45

02 Dec 2023Alexandra Park, Hastings

A redhead Goosander on one of the smaller ponds at the town end of the Park this morning. Later a walk at the prom where a Ringed Plover was near Goat Ledge. Two Great Crested Grebes flew in there and a flock of 12 was on the sea east of the Pier. A steady westward drift of gulls continued further offshore.

posted by Andrew Grace on 02 Dec 2023 13:11

01 Dec 2023Short-eared Owl

My second record of Short-eared Owl for the winter on the Forest; put up from damp Molinia/Calluna heath.

posted by Hew Prendergast ( on 02 Dec 2023 09:53

01 Dec 2023Photo of Red-throated Diver

Resized pic of the diver on the Adur at Henfield, which I hope will load this time!

posted by Val Bentley on 02 Dec 2023 07:55

01 Dec 2023Snow Bunting

Today’s Snow Bunting at Hastings Country Park (see below).

posted by Tom Ensom on 01 Dec 2023 22:02

06 Dec 2023Eastbourne RSPB indoor meeting

Trevor Weeks will speak about the work of the Wildlife Rescue Ambulance Service (a.k.a. WRAS) at 2.15pm on Wednesday 6th December, and again at 7pm the same evening, at St Wilfrid's church hall on Eastbourne Road, Pevensey Bay, BN24 6HL. Admission costs £6 (RSPB members £5), including refreshments. All welcome.

posted by Ian Muldoon ( on 01 Dec 2023 21:56

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