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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.

Monday, 29 December 2014

West Sussex Monday 29th December 2014

On a very cold and frosty morning 6 of us met at Arundel, first stop was at the Water Woods where we found a couple of Firecrests, Goldcrests, Marsh Tit and Coal Tit. From here we headed to
 Iping Common
 
 

Amoung the trees we found Reed Buntings, Gold and Chaffinches, a stunning Yellow Hammer,




On entering the clearing Simon found the Great Grey Shrike which gave great views through the scope


Great Grey Shrike

 
From here we went to West Dean Wood where the pair of Little Owls were out warming themselves.
 


Little Owls

A walk up to Monkton Farm produced the usual woodland birds, but back on the corner near Stapleash Farm after some waiting we had 6 Hawfinches.
 
Heading back to Arundel we called in to Barnham Brooks seeing the adult and 3 juvenile Whooper Swans, then at Arundel the Bewick and 3 Black Swans

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