Monthly Archives: July 2016

Yet more Yellow-legged Gulls!

The glut of Eastbourne Yellow-legged Gulls continue. 3 different birds present this afternoon. Subtle differences in the tertial and greater covert patterns mark them out as different birds. Just to think I used to spend hours at the stinking dung … Continue reading

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18th July 2016 Autumn appetisers

Sedge Warbler. With warm southerly weather beginning to dominate, the proceeding night was clear and relatively still, encouraging some late summer, south bound, passerine migration. A change in the weather, whatever it might be, seems to be a reliable precursor … Continue reading

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15th July 2016

Apart from trying to seek out more Yellow-legged Gulls I’ve made little effort in terms of looking for passerines. Only encountering a very small number of migrant Sand Martin and a single Nightingale in Shooters Bottom on the 13th. Nightingale breed further in towards … Continue reading

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13th July 2016 Yellow-legged Gull no.3

Kris Gillam discovered this, the third michahellis, around midday today at Princes Park. I could’t resist a quick paparazzi style visit.  The small boating lake is proving productive as the national arrival continues. There are clearly a few features that mark this … Continue reading

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10th July 2016 Another Yellow leg!

The first report from Dungeness on the 8th heralded the start of this years arrival of juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. Eastbourne & Beachy Head are well positioned to receive these birds which seem to mostly originate from breeding colonies around the Mediterranean coast … Continue reading

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9th July 2016 Yellow legged Gull

The first juvenile, Yellow-legged Gull of the summer at Princes Park, Eastbourne. Present mid morning amongst the local Herring Gulls and Mute Swans. There are a few juvenile Herring Gulls on the wing too. There were also 3 Whimbrel & a 1st … Continue reading

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