|Pheasant at the burgh - not as well hidden as it thinks|
|North Thames Herring Gull Z9HT|
|Brent passing Seaford, my first 'busy' seawatch this spring even if variety might have been a bit better|
|Spotted Redshank at Newhaven Tidemills|
|showing first signs of summer plumage|
|very gooey mud|
Friday 1st April. Dreaming again
|unusual bird seen on a seawatch ... if only!|
Thursday 31st March. A Peregrine was on Southwick Power Station on my way to work and a brief stop at Brighton Pavilion Gardens produced the two Firecrests and a Chiffchaff. I hoped for more crests in a lunchtime walk in Stanmer Park but had to settle for Chiffchaff, Treecreeper and Jay. Cycling home a Wheatear was on Southwick Beach.
Wednesday 30th March. Cycling home through central Brighton a male Pheasant was on the side of the road just before St James Street. It looked rather bewildered as did the one or two passers-by who actually noticed it.
|Herring Gull A4AH and mate at Sussex University|
|I've been seeing this bird regularly since 2009. It was ringed at the University in April 2007 when already an adult|
|Central Brighton street scene with Brighton/Palace Pier straight ahead|
|an unusual visitor looking somewhat lost|
|after the storm on Shoreham Beach|
|Raven over Mill Hill|
|early Small Tortoishell on the Adur riverbank|
|American Wigeon and companion (and Goldfinch)|
|very nice find for Gordon|
Sunday 27th March. 95 Brent Geese, 2 Common Scoter and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls flew east during an hours seawatch at Shoreham Harbour. Two Jays were in the 'crest bushes' at New Salts Farm so it was no surprise there were no crests there. Megan, Vanessa and I visited Uppark fortunately being inside for most of the heavy showers. We stopped at Ivy Lake on the way back, seeing 12 Sand Martins and a Swallow, and had a walk around Chichester where a pair of Mediterranean Gulls flew over calling.
|view from Shoreham Fort|
|glad I wasn't out there|