A LTDuck has been on a nearby reservoir recently but due to access issues the location must remain undisclosed for now. Elsewhere a LSW in our newly cleared orchard was a massive surprise and the Green Sandpiper finally showed at Shripney.
Friday, 29 January 2021
There was a reasonable selection of geese at Hunston today including c.85 Greylags, 40 Canadas and two Egyptians as well as quite a few of dubious parentage from the farm next door! A Kingfisher at East Trout Lake was the best at the lakes which also held increasing numbers of Gadwall; the paths remained quiet however.
Thursday, 21 January 2021
Saturday, 16 January 2021
Firecrests are apparently like buses... none for ages then two at once, on my year list a bit later than normal but very welcome at the gravel pits. Also another Bullfinch (and two more on the farm later- super year for these !) and a Treecreeper in the same area. A quick look for a Nuthatch but no joy alas and the wildfowl remained much the same...wherefore art thou Bittern?
Sunday, 10 January 2021
A surprise at the lakes was an adult Yellow-legged Gull in with the Herring Gulls on the ice; flew before I could get much of picture as you can see below; also a few Common Gulls about and plenty of wildfowl but nothing out of the ordinary today.
YLG (honest guv!) and Common Gull:
Saturday, 9 January 2021
18 Manx Shearwaters east past Sesley Bill was nice today.
A look at Fishbourne Creek was disturbed by an absolute idiot of a dog-walker letting her charge put the gulls and geese up...but present af...
A nice surprise this morning when eight Cattle Egrets flew west at Selsey Bill. A Wheatear was on the beach here and another was at Warner L...