Wednesday 28 February 2024

Spooner

 A Spoonbill on the ferry pool was close and awake and feeding voraciously this morning which makes a change. Over the previous weekend, a Red-necked Grebe and the long staying Puffin were offshore at the Bill.

Friday 23 February 2024

Purple Sandpiper

 Two Purple Sandpipers at Medmerry breach today with good numbers of Dunlin; oddly no Ringed Plovers though!

Monday 19 February 2024

Scaup

Scaup on a private reservoir in West Sussex in January; owners requested no location/info be made public, bird gone now unfortunately..





Sunday 11 February 2024

Puffin & Little Owl

 Two good birds today: a Puffin at the Bill & a Little Owl at North Wall. Surprisingly, over the last few years I have seen more of the former than the latter which tells its own tale of the decline of Little Owls in the area...

Saturday 10 February 2024

Merlin

A look at the Medmerry trail was productive this morning with literally the first bird spotted being a Raven with the other highlight a flyby Merlin, both nice additions to the year list. At the Ferry, the Long tailed Duck was asleep on the far bank, still a hood deal closer than the ones at the Bill!

Monday 5 February 2024

Patchwork

 A few good birds around Oving recently including up to 12 Cattle Egrets in the Drayton area, a large flock of Fieldfares at Woodhorn Farm and, the piece de resistance, a garden tick of two flyover Egyptian Geese! Last night a hooting Tawny Owl was also good to hear!

Sunday 26 November 2023

Ducks

 An excellent selection of ducks over the last few days at Selsey: Scoter, Velvets, Eider (majestic imho), Mergs, LT Ducks, Wigeon, Teal and Pintail all on the move. With Goosander now on the list as well not been a bad year at all for my favourite species.