Monday, 11 December 2017

Temminck's Stint

A Temminck's Stint at Pulborough has been very tricky to track down and confirm over the last few days but finally gave itself up from the Hanger viewpoint on Sunday.

The bird showed all the correct behavioural traits and plumage details (pale legs, white to the tail feathers etc.,) through the gathered 'scopes but was too distant for any sort of photograph- I may go back if it remains to try for some. A great Sussex tick for me and I was very pleased!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Barred Warbler

Somewhere in that bush is a Barred Warbler, only six feet away if that but surprisingly difficult to see! A nice Hampshire tick at Titchfield Haven today & nice to see  a couple of familiar faces too.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Black Guillemot number two!

After a morning watching Hawfinches and unsuccessfully trying to find a Sussex Parrot Crossbill I was on my way home when OM rang to tell me he'd found a Black Guillemot at Elmer rocks! I arrived to find just OM there watching the bird which had unfortunately been mobbed and had now drifted west but at least was still there and decent scope views were had of what I think is a 1st winter bird, the same as the Eastbourne one; C&ME, AH, BFF and BA all joined us and further views were had as it continued its drift. A good find for West Sussex!