Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Black Guillemot & Glaucous Gull

The Black Guillemot was still in Sovereign Harbour at Eastbourne today though it did take Matt Eade to point it out, much nearer the gates than I was expecting! There was also a Glaucous Gull on the sea that flew in for a while before going back out of the harbour.

Monday, 27 November 2017

American Horned Lark

Poor weather along the coast persuaded me to go inland to Staines reservoir for the American Horned Lark as I believe it is now confirmed as being. Never the most scenic of venues the whole experience was a bit underwhelming but half-decent scope views were had of the bird on the west bank of the northern basin. A Black-necked Grebe was on the southern basin.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Black-necked Grebe

The Black-necked Grebe finally showed on Ternery Pool at Rye on Friday; initially not present it flew in and settled in front, well, in front but far away (!), of the eastern hide.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Purple Sandpiper

A Purple Sandpiper at Selsey Bill was a Bill, Peninsula and Sussex year tick all in one: