Monthly Archives: August 2018

28th August 2018

An overcast & very calm morning, compared to yesterday’s blustery dearth of migrants,¬†where 12 Yellow Wagtail with cattle behind Hodcomb were the highlight. Today at least had some interest. I walked from the radio mast to the western end of … Continue reading

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26th August 2018 Turtle Dove

Today dawned warmer than yesterday with scattered cloud. A southerly wind strengthened, veering SW with heavy rain setting in by midday. We covered the area on foot from the radio mast to Birling returning once again through Bullock Down. A … Continue reading

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25th August 2018 A lotta birds.

Mostly clear all day with a fresh and cold north wind¬†strengthening and turning SW by 6pm. A full day out on foot with JP taking in the whole headland. Covering all sites from the Hollow to Friston return, out via … Continue reading

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24th August 2018 Ortolan Bunting

Bright start with a light SW wind. A very brief visit this morning but a fortuitous one. Whilst waiting for the Melodious Warbler (now relocated to the pub carpark) I heard a call which was instantly of interest. Turning towards … Continue reading

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20th August 2018 Melodious Warbler

A calm, sunny morning after 24hrs of poor weather which had seen low cloud, rain and moderate SW winds envelope the headland. As is often the case this time of year, fine weather following poor, often produces birds. As birds … Continue reading

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17th August 2018 After a cold front

The previous days wet weather had cleared away by evening, behind it cooler & drier air with 17th dawning clear and calm. I only covered the area between the pub, radio mast and bushes down to & including the old … Continue reading

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4th August 2018 More Pied Flycatchers

Conditions were again clear with very warm sunshine and a moderate to light Northerly breeze. Pied Flycatcher near the radio mast. Yet more early Pied Flycatchers. I personally had 4 but including other peoples obs. there were at least 6 … Continue reading

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