Monthly Archives: September 2016

23rd September 2016 Goodbye Beachy

Wheatear. Since Monday, I had made several visits to various far flung corners of Beachy Head but failed to produce anything more scarce the Whinchats, Spotted Flycatchers and groups of Wheatear. Although the overhead movement of birds (mostly hirundines and … Continue reading

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19th Sept 2016 – Yellow-browed Warbler

Whilst fruitlessly looking for yesterdays reported “Harrier sp. probably Pallid” redemption came as the autumns first Yellow browed Warbler announced it’s arrival, calling from cover 800m east of Cornish Farm. I believe it’s both a seasonal first for the county and … Continue reading

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Marsh Harrier tag no.3X

This Juvenile Marsh Harrier appeared near the pub, coming in from the west and proceeded to gain height. Lost to view as it headed out to sea. It was wing tagged and through various filters in photoshop I managed to get … Continue reading

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15th Sept 2016 – A lively morning.

Settled warm conditions continued, a light wind meandered from east to south. Again fine calm conditions provided birds! Yellow Wagtails. The main feature this morning was a strong overhead, easterly passage. Notably Swallow and House Martin with 1200+ birds moving … Continue reading

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12th September 2016

Having missed quality days both today and yesterday, I had a quick look this evening in overcast conditions after a bright sunny day. Wind light from the east. I had the briefest of looks in Shooters Bottom. A total of … Continue reading

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7th September 2016 – Birthday Cliff Swallow.

As a kid growing up in the 80’s it was all about Scilly. Octobers of the 1980’s and 1990’s were dominated by news from the magical Islands sinking under the weight of American vagrants. This led to an obsession with American birds … Continue reading

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5th September 2016 Mizzle

Rain until mid-morning, low cloud and drizzle slow to clear. Wind light meandering between S and SW. Whinchat Birling Gap. After 48hrs of strong SW winds things abated giving way to light winds and unfortunately, very damp conditions with low … Continue reading

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