|Grasshopper Warbler in Seaford|
|rather obscured Tawny Owl at Beachy|
Saturday 21 April. Ruth was over from NZ and Nessa down from London so Megan and I took them and Cookie to Crowlink from where we walked down to the sea, along to Birling and back. It was very quiet, the only migrants seen were 4 Swallows and 2 Willow Warblers although a Peregrine repeated diving on a Raven which flipped itself over to present its talons everytime was fun. As we were returning to Crowlink it is likely a Black Kite flew over unseen by us, LP seeing one over Went Hill shortly after, clearly a better route to take from Birling.
Friday 20 April. An excellent morning at Old Lodge with Cookie where we saw Cuckoo, 5 Wook Lark (one very vocal, lovely song), 7 Tree Pipits, 4 male Redstarts, 2 Stonechats, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Jays, 2 Ravens and 2 Redpolls. An after tea visit to dusk visait to Pulborough was in almost complete contrast with just 2 Red-legged Partridges, 2 Green Sandpipers and a heard only Nightingale.
|Redstart at Old Lodge|
|nicely streaked crown|
|Cuckoo at Old Lodge|