Category Archives: beachy head birding

20.2.19 Hunting for Lesser spotted Woodpecker.

With the fine weather continuing (and Beachy providing little of interest on land beyond a party of 4 transient Long tailed Tit on the 15th) I spent sometime trying to see Lesser spotted Woodpeckers¬†in the Pett area, a 40 minute … Continue reading

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12.2.19 The waiting game

Occasional broken cloud cover with a light to moderate SW wind. One of the Welsh Ponies that have stepped into the role as chief graziers now the Exmoor have been moved off. On land, the end is almost in sight, … Continue reading

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12.1.19 Hume’s leaf Warbler & Glaucous Gull

Hume’s Leaf Warbler, taken on the 10th January. News of a Hume’s Leaf Warbler at nearby Riverside Country Park, Newhaven was a surprise although a typical midwinter date for a species which is always notoriously late to the party. The … Continue reading

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4th December 2018 Winter mode

A still and bright day. I visited Belle Tout, Birling Gap, Long Down and Shooters Bottom. Looking west from Shooters. A Ring Ouzel above Birling Gap was a surprise for the 4th December otherwise very quiet for birds of interest. … Continue reading

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30th November 2018 Gulls cometh

Well, it’s a sure sign there’s not much to look at or for on Beachy Head if I’ve started looking at gulls elsewhere. This morning I spent sometime in the nearby Cuckmere Valley where Matt had been enjoying some success … Continue reading

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22nd November 2018 Short eared Owl

Another cold & gloomy morning with a light NE wind. I visited Birling and Belle Tout. A roadside Short eared Owl near Shooters Bottom. A small flight of finches (approx 120 birds), mainly made up of small parties of Goldfinch … Continue reading

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17th November 2018 White fronted Geese

Yesterdays low cloud and fog had been blown away by dawn courtesy of a strengthening SE wind. Producing a cold & bright morning. Out birding with JP & scarce vagrant GKG. Goldcrest in the mallow at Birling Gap. A very … Continue reading

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