Recent Sightings

Recent Sightings


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19 Aug 2022Storks? Shoreham, West Sussex

Snapped these today… can someone confirm what they are… flock of 20x or more. White and black underneath. Storks?

(Yes, White Storks from Knepp, see other posts here today! Ed)

posted by Alexandra Gravett on 19 Aug 2022 19:13

19 Aug 2022Shoreham Storks

We went this afternoon to the Adur at Shoreham and saw 18 White Storks on estuarine mud, they active, wading in the tide, picking up seaweeds, eating this and that, entertaining for sure (thanks to those who posted before). Also here were 52 Ringed Plover, three Dunlin and two Whimbrel.

posted by Alan and Miou on 19 Aug 2022 18:39

19 Aug 2022Glossy Ibis at Medmerry

Spotted this at RSPB Medmerry this afternoon. Think its a Glossy Ibis (seen many overseas but only a couple in the UK). Made an odd sound whilst flying away.

posted by Bob Brewer on 19 Aug 2022 17:11

16 Aug 2022Possible Reed Warbler?

As my previous post (five warblers in my garden) I have now been told this is a Reed Warbler, I have another warbler coming up which may be a Cetti’s, I would be surprised but with your help I would like to make sure.

posted by Allan Roffey ( on 19 Aug 2022 16:00

18 Aug 2022Beachy Head

Lovely walk around Shooters’ Bottom yesterday afternoon. A few Swallows still around and plenty of Whitethroats. The highlights of the afternoon being Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat and a couple of  Honey-buzzards.

posted by Alex Brookes on 19 Aug 2022 10:33

18 Aug 2022Leucistic Great Tit

This bird has been popping into the garden for food and a drink in the pond regularly over the last week or two, it makes a pleasant change for me to be able to recognise a particular Great Tit enabling me to judge how frequently it drops by, when flying it appears much whiter. As many as five Phylloscopus warblers (hope that's right) were also in at the same time: one Willow Warbler and the rest I think all Chiffchaffs. Other warblers in were male & female Blackcaps and a young Whitethroat. The finch count was five; Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch & Siskins.

posted by Allan Roffey ( on 19 Aug 2022 08:49

18 Aug 2022White Storks, Shoreham

Nineteen White Storks circling and drifting over the Adur around 7pm before coming down on the west bank south of the Old Toll Bridge by the Pumping Station. Later they moved a little further downstream before departing around 8:15pm.

posted by Richard Allan on 18 Aug 2022 21:48

18 Aug 2022White stork

A surprise addition to the ‘garden’ list was a White Stork over Ringmer this afternoon. Also a Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and a Red Kite near Caburn this morning.

posted by James Grover on 18 Aug 2022 21:27

18 Aug 2022Lone swift

A lone(ly) Swift heading south over the garden this evening. First I've seen in a few weeks.

posted by Leigh Prevost on 18 Aug 2022 20:58

18 Aug 2022Pulborough Brooks

On a wander around RSPB Pulborough Brooks today with Dick Gilmore and Jill Hirst, we had nice sightings of a couple of Hobbys (at least one of which was a juvenile) from West Mead hide. At 13:49, a White-tailed Eagle was seen to the south of Little Hanger hide, joined at 13:59 by a second bird and both were lost to view at 14:03; these were presumably the Amberley birds. In the photo, I think the smaller raptor is the Marsh Harrier which briefly joined them, then circled high overhead. At Jupp's View, a fair array of waders included singles of Common Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper, two Snipe, three Little Ringed Plovers and five Green Sandpipers.

posted by Simon Linington on 18 Aug 2022 19:24

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