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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

100 in a Day

An early start leaving home just after 4.00am to meet up with Paul, Sandra, Christine and Jan at Pulborough Brooks for 6.00am. Our target to see 100 different species the results as follows.
The start was Pulborough Brooks (dry and cloudy)
Common Crossbill, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker,Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Black Cap, Whitethroat, Chiff Chaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Shelduck, Mute Swan.

2nd stop was Rackham Woods. (cloudy)
Red legged Partridge, Pheasant, Collared Dove, Nuthatch, Jay, Goldfinch.

3rd place but while travelling, Amberley Wildbrooks (light rain)
Greylag Goose, Mallard,  Starling,

4th. stop was Ivy Lake - Chichester (light rain)
Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coote, Black Headed Gull, Dunnock, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull.

5th. stop after driving through more rain we next arrived at Selsey Bill sea watch (drizzle and westerly breezes).
Great Black-backed Gull, Little Tern, Brent Goose, Common Scoter, Fulmar, Gannet, Cormorant, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Arctic Skua, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Meadow Pipit,

6th stop Church Norton / Pagham Harbour (sun trying to come out).
Little Egret, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Sedge Warbler Sparrow Hawk.

7th stop Sidelsham Ferry.
Wigeon, Little Grebe, Redshank, Med. Gull, Cettis Warbler.

8th Stop, Thorney Island / Thorney Deeps (sun out)
Grey Heron, Black tailed Godwit, Common Sadpiper, Greenshank, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon, Reed Bunting, Buzzard, Osprey a long way in the distance.

9th stop West Dean Woods
Little Owl, Willow Warbler, Long Tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, Hobby.

10th stop Benbow Pond
Egyption Goose

11th stop Ambersham Common
Stonechat, Coal Tit, Linnet, Yellow Hammer,

12th stop Burton Mill Pond
Grey Wagtail,

13th while travelling Waltham Brooks

14th back at Pulborogh Brooks at 5.30pm - 6.30pm.
Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Swift, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Pied Wagtail, Nightingale.

Total if I haven't missed any out was 102 it was tight and a lot harder than we all thought but great fun.

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