Monthly Archives: May 2016

23rd May 2016

Overnight rain, SW wind increasing through the day, mainly fine. Linnet. Relatively quiet over the last few days. The majority of the headlands birds now appear to be breeders rather than migrants. Every 20 meters seems to hold a singing … Continue reading

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16th May 2016 – Nightjar!

A beautiful sunset & evening on the headland crowned by the appearance of a Nightjar behind Belle Tout wood at 21.15. It continued to feed low over head and frequently sat just meters from me. A wonderful experience, I’ve never heard them utter a soft “chup” call in … Continue reading

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12th May 2016 Red-rumped Swallows!

A brighter morning with the fog of the previous 48hrs clearing over night with a freshening easterly breeze. Red rumped Swallow. A fairly quiet morning in the Hollow was enlivened as (what was presumably) last weeks Hooded Crow glided east … Continue reading

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4th May 2016 Glorious but quiet

Beautiful morning with just the lightest SW breeze in the air. Wheatear. I wonder what breeding population this bird might belong too, May 4th seems a late date for a male to be arriving on the south coast. Or perhaps … Continue reading

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3rd May 2016 Whinchat

Bright and sunny with a light NW breeze. Whinchat. Quite and change from yesterdays murky and dank conditions with a few bits of interest in Whitbread Hollow. I had singles each of Redstart and Whinchat, only a few Willow Warblers … Continue reading

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