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.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Saturday 30th November Rye Harbour

Highlights from today's trip were seeing a Spotted Redshank alongside a Common Redshank on the quarry, with a Little Egret close by.

On the Ternery Pool the long staying Long-tailed Duck was distant. But with Hempstead Forest only an hour away decision was made to head there for the reported Parrot and Two-barred Crossbills. Despite spending a couple of hours waiting / looking we only managed a flock of 9 Common Crossbills. Sitting in a tree some distance away was this bird of prey - possible juvenile Peregrin or cross.

Juvenile or cross Peregrin

Monday, 11 November 2013

Sunday 10th November 2013 SWW Ambersham Common

Starting off at Ambersham Common although quiet birdwise we soon found a pair of Stonechats
Stonechat



A little later a couple of Dartford Warblers were seen and despite walking around the common very little of note was seen.
 
We moved onto another common but the name escapes me - I hadn't been there before and once again very little bird life. We did however find this butterfly. 
Fresh Peacock
A pleasant day out in lovely autumn weather, Commons can be a challenge at time but a good time was had by all.

Autumn Colours






Purple Sandpiper