Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Found the Greater Scaup duck at Greatham Bridge but typically it was distant! Gave reasonable scope views but not so good for pictures:

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Two lovely Little Gulls at Brookland Park near Worthing yesterday, picture of one here:

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Returned to East Pier at Littlehampton for the gulls.

Glaucous Gull:

and a video here:

Kumlien's Gull:

and a video here:

Glaucous Gull & Kumlien's Gull:

Mediterranean Gull:

and a video here:

Sorry if the vids are a bit short and shaky, I was trying to stop my hat been blown off at the time!
A report on the SOS website mentioned some Avocets at Stanbury Point, Thorney Island. I am usually  really skeptical about the veracity of some of the reports from here but this time they couldn't be faulted as the Avocets were indeed there:

Although not the most popular birds to some birders, personally I love a Mandarin Duck! These were in the field by the road to Chalk Springs Trout Fishery in Arundel:

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Had a lovely day out with the family at WWT Arundel, yes I know they're not wild birds but couldn't resist a few pics!

Cape Shelduck:

 Red Crested Pochard:
 Carolina Wood Duck:
 Scaly Sided Merganser:
 Falcated Duck:
 Barrow's Goldeneye:
 Long Tailed Duck:

Despite initially going to the wrong Sea Lane, I eventually connected with the Iceland Gull at Goring Gap:

Also present, a Kittiwake:

and several hundred other gulls, including a couple of Mediterranean Gulls.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Despite  the bad weather going on and on, have found a few bits over the last couple of days:

Mallard hybrid:

Mallard hybrid:
Red Breasted Merganser:

 Great Black Backed Gull:
Greylag Geese:
 Egyptian Goose:

Sunday, 9 February 2014

An amble around Dell Quay/Fishbourne today with the SOS produced a few birds despite the gale force winds. Spotted Redshank:

Lesser Black Backed Gull:

and plenty of 1st Winter Black Headed Gulls:

Greenshank, Peregrine, Yellowhammers, plenty of Wigeon and Teal, Shelduck and Black Tailed Godwit (en masse) also present but couldn't find a Snipe, Jack or otherwise.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Found by Harry Ramm today at West Beach, Littlehampton, a 1st Winter Kumlien's Gull:

Also present, two Little Gulls, and a Glaucous Gull.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Forgot to put this up the other day, the Goosander drake at Petworth Park:

And a Green Woodpecker, the Marsh Tit was also around the car park as usual.
A drive round a few sites didn't provide much today apart from a nice Marsh Tit at Farley's Copse, Barlavington, was told that there was a flock of 30 Siskins too but couldn't find them alas.