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24th & 25th September

The 24th dawned cold with a northerly breeze, although by dawn of the 25th, the wind had switched to a light easterly and slightly warmer. Yellow Wagtail amongst the cattle at Crowlink. With a little extra free time in hand … Continue reading

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22nd September 2018

Overcast, a light WNW wind. Light rain showers followed by persistent rain by 1pm. After appalling birding conditions for the last 5 days (very strong SW gales), this morning dawned comparatively calm. The most notable thing was a constant precession … Continue reading

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17th September 2018 Honey Buzzard

A virtually cloud free day the wind light & meandering between S, SW and SE throughout the day. Juvenile Honey Buzzard. I spent the first part of the morning attempting to relocate a Tawny Pipit which was reported from the … Continue reading

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13th September 2018

A cool and bright start light NW breeze. Whinchat in Shooters. A cold front had passed through overnight and brought a decent arrival of birds in it’s wake. I made 3 visits, first light, mid-afternoon and dusk. Most notable was … Continue reading

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8th September 2018 A 2nd Caspian Gull for Beachy Head

Whilst I was away in Spain, JP found this 1CY Caspian Gull in the fields at Birling. He kindly sent on these images. The fact they are a regular winter and passage bird from sites either side of Beachy Head … Continue reading

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4th September 2018 Semipalmated Sandpiper in the Cuckmere

This one’s all about Matt Eade really. A fantastic find from a hard working patch stalwart. And a welcome UK first for me of this North American wader. Being just 4 miles from home and the other side of Beachy … Continue reading

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3rd September 2018 A bit quiet.

Moderate ENE breeze. Not too surprised to find the headland lacking this morning. In fact, since it has turned easterly, the birding has been rubbish. I’ve seen clear, easterly conditions produce very little in previous Septembers and this seems to … Continue reading

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