Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Hawfinch, Ring Ouzel, Dartford Warbler & Rose-coloured Starling

Plenty of Hawfinches at Rewell Wood over the last few days, a Rosy Starling in Selsey, the briefest of Ring Ouzels in Church Norton churchyard and a Dartford Warbler on the west side at Pagham, not too bad really, it's perked up a bit.

Monday, 9 October 2017


Three Curlew Sandpipers on the east side at Pagham yesterday means I have seen quite a few this autumn but sadly I haven't been able to find anything more interesting on the wader front. No Wrynecks or Shrikes for me either this autumn and just the one Yellow-browed Warbler..Melodious/Icterine/Barred Warblers on the Selsey Peninsula, and West Sussex in general, also appear to be a thing of the past. When was the last good warbler in West Sussex? Pallas's at Church Norton? Bonelli's? No doubt I am overlooking something somewhere though. Still, the 9th of October and just maybe....

Saturday, 30 September 2017


Re-found the Yellow-browed Warbler at Chidham on Friday, it showed on & off in the trees by the footpath near the green metal gates at St.Mary's Church.