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.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sunday 23rd February 6 more year ticks.

Started off at Newhaven Tide Mills flushed several Snipe and eventually a Jack Snipe from under my feet. Number 1 in the bag I set off to Littlehampton and within 10minutes number 2 the Kumleins Gull came into view.


Kumleins Gull

Kumleins Gull

Kumleins Gull
Nearby the 2nd winter Glaucous gave good views (not new for the year seen one at Dunge)
Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull
Next stop was to Gosport to catch up with Wally the Ring-billed Gull at Walpole Park, it took an hour to find him and sudenly appeared from  nowhere.
Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
Off to get number 4 at Westdean Woods the Little Owl was in his usual tree at Stapleash Farm, I could even see him from the car. He posed for a couple of shots then hid away.
Little Owl

Little Owl
Now for Number 5 having been to Rye on several occasions to see the Drake Greater Scaup without success I went to Greatham Bridge and straight awaygot onto this female although distant
Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup with Tufted (left) and Pochard (right)
Finally number 6 a Short-eared Owl showed almost immediately as I walked onto Beeding Brooks
Short-eared Owl


Short-eared Owl


What a day!

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