About Me

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.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sunday 15th September SWW Dungeness

Sunday meeting at the point we headed for the patch, managed to see all the commoner Terns Sandwich, Common, Little, Arctic, and Black. Among the gulls a Little Gull then an Arctic Skua appeared.
 
Arctic Skua

Arctic Skua


The Patch


At the ARC and Burrows Pit we found Little Stint, Ruff, BT. Godwit, Dunlin, Curlew Sand(I think), Black-necked Grebe, Great White Egret, Egyption Geese,

A good day had by all 

Looking for a Pec. Monday 16th September

Monday 16th I took frank for his walk over to Rye Hbrfor the third time to find the Pec.Sand. Again no luck so made do with a couple of Wheatears.

Wheatear

Wheatear

Wheatear
 
I also found a couple of Winchats
Winchats
Despite trying to get closer this was the best I got
Winchat

Saturday, 14 September 2013

A week in Norfolk

 
 
A weeks holiday planned months ago after having 3 months of good weather we woke to wind and rain and that's how it stayed for the week but occasional sunny spells were welcomed.
 
Egyption Geese
A trip to Cley on the Monday found 9 Egytion Geese by the roadside, a Common Sandpiper on Pat's Pool
Common Sandpiper
Along the East Bank hundreds of Black-tailed Godwits and a couple of Little Egrets
Little Egret
 
 
Tuesday morning a Sea watch from Sheringham amoungst a dozen or so birders put me onto 2 Long-tailed Skuas, a couple of Bonxies, and a Manx Shearwater. I couldn't however get onto the Sooty or Belearic.
 
Other than that it wasn't till the Friday when we went to Titchwell that we had 5 Winchats, 3 Little Stints, 4 Curlew Sands plus all the usuals but I didn't take the camera.
 

Monday, 2 September 2013

Sunday 1st September SWW Seaford Head Birding

The day started fairly quiet, with a Winchat and Wheatear from near the car park, but it wasn't till we got down to Hope gap where things livened up with a few Lesser Whitethroat and many more Common Whitethroat.
 

Lesser Whitethroat



A juvenile Peregrin put on a couple of good displays
Peregrin
A couple of Wheatears were down by the river mouth

Wheatear


Wheatear
Later on we found 4 Winchats
Winchat

Winchat
However the highlight of the morning were the 2 Curlew Sandpipers on the mud near the Golden Galleon


Curlew Sandpipers


Walking back to the car park several Yellow Wagtails, the Peregrin again, and 2 Common Redstarts
Common Redstart