|Dartford Warbler at Beachy, the same bird we'd seen the previous weekend|
|Tawny Owl in Belle Tout Wood, the most in the open I've seen one all autumn|
|not looking overly concernd by the attentions of 3 Magpies|
|Rough-legged Buzzard at Jevington, an excellent find for Chris Ball|
|it hovered a lot, which was the only time I could mange to digiscope it|
|it always hovered into the wind and directly facing us|
|hopefully it will remain all winter|
Saturday 15th. A morning around the Adur seeing little other than the usual (for this winter) Shelduck and Curlew, my first sighting of Herring Gull A2FA for two years and a Chiffchaff. A2FA had been ringed as an orphan in Hastings in August 2003. An afternoon walk on Beeding Brooks with Megan was much more interesting produced Barn Owl, 2 Stonechats, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Redwings and a Cetti's Warbler.
Wednesday 12th. Martyn Kenefick phoned late morning to ask if I fancied a long lunch hour as he was going to look for the juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard found by Chris Ball near Jevington. It didn't take me long to decide that what I was doing could wait. The bird performed very nicely although as I only had 8x20 bins with me the use of Roger Charlwood's telescope was greatly appreciated. A flock of about 200 Stock Doves was also present.
Monday 10th. Peregrine and Rock Pipit at Southwick on my way to work.