|Red-necked Grebe at Camber|
|increasingly hard to see in Sussex and rarely anything like as well as this|
|Long-eared Owl behind the Dipping Pool at Dungeness|
|always very nice to see|
|especially as it hadn't been on view when we visited in late December|
|Taiga Bean Geese at Pett, they looked a lot better than this at the time|
Friday 6 January. A Peregrine on Southwick Power Station Chimney as I cycled into Hove for a dental check-up.
Wednesday 4 January. A morning at Old Lodge and Gylls Lap with David and John Cooper. An almost complete lack of birds was made up for by the excellent company even if most of David's stories were very gripping. We saw 5 Crossbills, 3 Goldcrests and 10 Long-tailed Tits at Old Lodge and were later disappointed to learn the Great Grey Shrike had been seen at Gylls Lap, in the area we had looked, that afternoon.
|Crossbill at Old Lodge|
|one of five seen, two of the others were males|