|Wheatear at Mill Hill - not very approachable|
|Chiffchaff on Mill Hill in poor light|
Saturday 28th. A morning walking round a fairly windswept Beachy Head. Easterly winds from the continent in late September should be good but no sign of anything at all interesting today with most birds keeping their heads well down. Birds seen included Buzzard, 300 House Martins, 18 Pied and a Grey Wagtail, 35 Meadow Pipits and 70 Linnets flying east while a Wheatear, 3 Whitethroats and 3 Chiffchaffs were seen on the deck. More Chiffs where heard but not a single Blackcap. Still a nice place to be out, especially with good company - Martyn Kenefick (regaling us with tales from the trip he'd just led to California - loads of new birds for me there), John King and John & David Cooper.
Monday 23rd-Friday 27th. 1-2 Peregrines on Southwick Power Station each day, two Wheatears on Southwick Beach on 23rd, Herring Gull A4AH at Sussex University on 24th, a Rock Pipit on Carots Cafe on 25th and 3 Sandwich and an Arctic Tern in Shoreham Harbour on 26th. The days are drawing in but still a month of cycling home in the light.