Monthly Archives: March 2015

31st March 2015 – A “Yellow-legged” Gull

This post is really for the Laro-philes. The weekend past was pretty dismal weather wise, a strong transatlantic depression brought poor visibility and extremely strong winds. However, the field nearest Birling Gap had been ploughed and had attracted c350 large gulls. … Continue reading

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27th March 2015 – More Firecrest

Juvenile female Peregrine, Seven Sisters. A fine day, moderate WSW wind. Firecrest numbers have increased with 6+ in Belle Tout wood and 1 each in Birling Lane and Shooters Bottom. Other than that there was little to show for the … Continue reading

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24th March 2015 – Red Kites

One of the 7 Red Kite this morning. A wet start to the day, light wind from NW, sunny by mid-afternoon with rain later. I Started at Shooters Bottom, no sign of yesterdays reported Ring Ouzel, although there were 2 … Continue reading

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23rd March 2015 – Evening Brent Geese.

Dark-bellied Brent geese on the move. Bird migration is for me an almost transcendental experience!. After weeks of easterly winds it temporarily swung south west this afternoon. To capitalise on that tail wind, Brent Geese from further down the coast were moving. Arriving at … Continue reading

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20th March 2015 – Great grey Shrike

Great grey Shrike, during a little “off-piste” birding in the Cuckmere. Overcast becoming bright after 11am, moderate & cold ENE wind. I started off at Beachy Head trying to find a Wheatear but again managed a blank, the cloud cover also … Continue reading

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18th March 2015 – More Chiffchaffs

Chiffchaff, one of 4 at the top of Birling Lane. Another fine day, moderate & cold ENE wind. A modest arrival of Chiffchaff, with 10 being seen in Belle Tout wood and another 4 at the top of Birling Lane … Continue reading

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16th March 2015 – Black Redstart, more Firecrests & Chiffchaffs

One of 3 Firecrest in Belle Tout today. A fine day with a biting east wind taking the temperatures right down with a significant wind chill. Belle Tout held 3 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff in amongst a small feeding flock of Tits. … Continue reading

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