Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Night Birds

Nightjars and Woodcock were good last night, also Woodlark & Dartford Warbler present. On the way back, flushed a Quail from the middle of the lane just by a field that used to be really good for them; there was no sign this morning though.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Ruff, Spotted Flycatcher, Little Tern

Smart Ruff on the Ferry Pool:

Orchard Spotted Flycatcher:

Little Tern at Medmerry:


A bit of an odd Gull went past Selsey Bill, called by JA. A Mediterranean Gull with a mix of plumage ages probably...?

Sussex Butterflies

Dingy Skipper:

Green Hairstreak:

Duke of Burgundy:

Common Blue:

Small Blue:

Grizzled Skipper:

Pearl-bordered Fritillary:

Duke of Burgundy, underside:

Brown Argus:

Monday, 8 May 2017

Duke of Burgundy, Dingy Skipper

The sun was in/out at Kithurst on Friday but there still c.3 Duke of Burgundy out and a Dingy Skipper was flushed from a bramble; no Green Hairstreaks for me though they have been seen there subsequently. As the sponsor of Green Hairstreak for the forthcoming Butterflies of Sussex book I feel I should at least see one this year so probably up to Chantry Hill at the end of the week!

Today it was gloomy again but one DOB was out whilst the birding highlight was a magnificent Corn Bunting singing near the dung mixon near the car park.