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Gone to Scilly

South west winds and heavy rain have made late September birding both difficult and uninspiring. A few brief visits suggested small numbers of Firecrest and Goldcrest have managed to move around despite the adverse conditions. Pallid Harrier Despite a dull … Continue reading

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18.9.19 Pallid Harrier

Of late, Beachy Head has had a remarkable series of events involving rare Harriers. With both the Montagu’s and Pallid Harriers being initially discovered whilst I was out cycling without optics! 2CY female Pallid Harrier At 16.50hrs on the 17th … Continue reading

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17.9.19 Blue Tit on the move & Harrier reprise.

A clear bright start with a brisk & cool north wind. Tree Pipit on Went Hill. A little more interest in the bushes this morning, although my visit was confined to the Birling Gap & Went Hill area followed by … Continue reading

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16.9.19 Pied Flycatcher

Rather overcast with a light W wind. I covered most sites including a mid afternoon visit to the Birling and Cornish Farm areas. Huge numbers of House Martin again today. A very quiet day compared to yesterday. Although House Martin numbers … Continue reading

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15.9.19 House Martins and Montagu’s again.

A bright start with a light NW wind. A day Indian Summers are made of, with a huge congregation of House Martin first thing and Matt Eade seeing the Montagu’s Harrier again, this time soaring above the pub at 10.40hrs. … Continue reading

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13.9.19 A lot of House Martins

Overcast a light NW wind. A brief visit to radio mast, pub garden, old trapping area and Birling Gap. Yellow Wagtail. A noticeable gathering and movement of Hirundines early on, congregating at the very highest point of the headland. Minute … Continue reading

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10.9.19 No Harrier

A bright start to the day in contrast to yesterday, light wind strengthening SW by 3pm. Sparrowhawk over the old trapping area first thing. After a 3 day stay, the Montagu’s Harrier appeared to have moved on with no sign … Continue reading

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