Monday, 14 November 2011

The Burgh (12 November 2011)

Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November.  A Peregrine was on Southwick Power Station chimney on the way to work.

Saturday 12 November.  Called in at Climping with John King on our way to the Burgh.  No sign of the hoopoe (again) in an hour and a half during which time a few finches went over with 5 Redpolls seen flying east and both Brambling and Siskin heard.  We continued on to the Burgh where a number of other observers were looking for the Rough-legged Buzzard.  We saw it well twice for prolonged periods during the several hours we were there but it was generally rather distantly and although nice not the most impressive individual I have seen.  The day degenerated into a social gathering discussing some of the more outlandish reports and write-ups of rarities in the county this autumn!  Also recorded were 1-2 Red Kites, 2 ring-tailed Hen Harriers, 7+ Buzzards, 22 Grey and 2 Red-legged Partridges, 4 Stock Doves, 40 Sky Larks and 2 Corn Buntings.

distant Rough-legged Buzzard at the Burgh

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