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15th July 2018 Yellow legged Gulls

Another few days of very fine settled weather. A Whimbrel came in off the sea at Birling on the evening of the 13th and 2 Reed Warbler were in Shooters Bottom on the morning of the 15th. More enjoyable then … Continue reading

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13th July 2018 Nightingale and Cuckoo

Another fine morning with a slight easterly breeze. The fine weather just goes on and on. I’m unsure why the insignificant, annual ritual of trying to see the seasons first departing Willow Warblers still motivates me but it does. A … Continue reading

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June 2018 – A brief round up

The glorious summer weather continues, predominantly easterly dominated high pressure with weak east winds, strengthening towards the months end. Temperatures frequently in the high 20c’s to 30c. Meadow Pipit panting in the heat. I had begun to pay a bit … Continue reading

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May 2018

Sunset at Beachy Head. No excuses I did very little birding on Beachy Head throughout May this year, I think a successful spell in late April and a trip to Estonia eroded the enthusiasm a bit. Here’s a pretty picture … Continue reading

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21st & 22nd April 2018 Black Kite, Little Bunting and Alpine Swift!

Saturday 21st was fine with a stiff easterly breeze. Overnight rain with east winds Sunday dawning cloudless with a moderate SW wind. I had been bemoaning my lack of local good fortune, having not found much in the way of … Continue reading

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20th April 2018 A few Ring Ouzels

The weather was fine, warm and calm, a combination which usually rings the bell of doom for migrants. Fine weather in spring tends to encourage them to pass over without stopping. Although for some unknown reason there were a few … Continue reading

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17th April 2018 Pied Flycatcher

Sunny day strong southerly wind. Having been away until the previous afternoon, I haven’t had much time over the last 7 days. And this morning was slightly curtailed by running various errands! I did however come across what’s undoubtedly yesterdays … Continue reading

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