|a very poor image of Siberian Chiffchaff at Steyning SF taken with my old Olympus E-520. Being tempted away by the Canon Powersot (currently being repaired following water damage at Cerro Mongus) I had forgotten how to use it!|
|this one is even worse and I got several where its head was hidden completely|
|RSPB lets slip that Brown Noddy is breeding in Sussex|
|one taken much earlier ... (Michaelmas Cay, 1986)|
|Mediterranean Gull on Sidlesham Ferry. One of three seen amongst 200 mostly winter Black-headeds|
|they were much better than these images suggest|
Friday 6 March. A Peregine on Southwick Power Station chimney as I cycled past to work.
Thursday 5 March. A Rock Pipit was singing from the roof of Carats Cafe as I cycled past to work.
Wednesday 4 March. Megan and I walked from Chantry Hill to Lee Farm and east along the South Downs Way to Highden Hill. We saw 4 Buzzards, a Raven and 45 Yellowhammers (in two flocks). I visited the Adur for the late afternoon low tide. Black-headed Gulls were most numerous with at least 500 roosting of which 15-20% were in or coming into summer plumage. Two had colour-rings and a Common Gull had a metal ring but otherwise nothing of note was seen amongst them.
|Three ways for ringers not to get their gulls reported: 1. only put a metal ring on them as only Jake Everett at Warnham is likely to be able to read it.|
Sunday 1 March. Megan and I walked around Rackham and Parham Park. There were at least 500 Lapwings on Amberly Wildbrooks and a pair of Tufted Duck on Parham Lake but we only saw 2 Goldcrest and 2 Coal Tits at Rackham.
Saturday 28 February. Poor visibility restricted us to the Adur where Megan saw a Kingfisher while I was looking at gulls. Lots there but nothing of interest that I could find. I'm finding it very hard to get back into local birding - late winter is never my favourite time of year especially when the weather is poor and I've still got photographs to sort and notes to write up.
Tuesday 24 February. Two noisy Peregines on Southwick Power Station chimney as I cycled past to work where Herring Gull A4AH put in an appearance.