Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird Hawkmoth above Belle Tout wood. Advertisements

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31th August 2015 – Damp

Last night, after hearing a Tree Pipit flying about under thundery skies (I’ve never heard them at night before) I had hoped the headland would be alive with downed migrants this morning… Unfortunately it was pretty mediocre and very damp until after … Continue reading

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30th August 2015 – Hirundines

 A warm muggy day with a light/moderate ENE wind. Lots of diurnal migration today. Yellow Wagtails (c50) were moving early on along with 2/3 Tree Pipit, also the first time I’ve heard Meadow Pipit passing over although only a few. … Continue reading

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28th August 2015 – Normal Service.

After almost 5 days of torrential downpours and relentless SW gales restbite came Thursday night in the form of calm, clear conditions with a little over night rain. This topped up the migrant totals which had been whittled down to near zero by the … Continue reading

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24th August 2015 – Wryneck

Stormy skies over Beachy Head today. An interesting weather day with a SE wind switching SW by mid afternoon, frequent heavy showers becoming dryer later. The days highlight was the discovery of a Wryneck, opening Beachy Heads autumn account for … Continue reading

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23rd August 2015 – Yellow-legged Gull at Eastbourne Bandstand.

Whilst walking along the seafront today (not birding) I noticed this Yellow-legged Gull amongst the Herrings. Just west of the bandstand on Eastbourne beach, busy with holiday makers the lot. It came to bread and could be approached easily. In … Continue reading

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Herring Gull R0DT

Another ringing recovery from the North Thames Gull Group, this time Herring Gull RODT at Holywell 24th July. It’s not uncommon to see orange colour ringed Gulls in Sussex, all of these will have been ringed on the landfill tips upon the … Continue reading

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