Monday 11 April 2016


A quick seawatch before a trip to the travel clinic for my Yellow Fever jab was pretty decent with good numbers of Common Scoter and Sarnies once again. Totals below:

Common Scoter - 273E
Sandwich Tern - 50E
Shelduck - 2E
Red-breasted Merganser - 13E
Fulmar - 1E/2W
Gadwall - 4E
Pintail - 1E
Gannet - 5E
Red-throated Diver - 5E
Great Crested Grebe - 1E

Sunday 10 April 2016

Castle Hill

An early seawatch wasn't too bad at all shame I couldn't have given it longer, totals below:

Common Scoter - 135E
Sandwich Tern - 179E
Brent Goose - 64E
Shoveler - 2E
Common Gull - 4E
Kittiwake - 4E
Fulmar - 9E
Mediterranean Gull - 2E
Oystercatcher - 1E
Pintail - 1o/s
Gannet - 1E
Commic Tern - 15E

Arlington Reservoir - Patch Tick

Only went a found a couple of Red-legged Partridge!!!!BOOM!!! Oh and there were 2 Common Tern of note feeding very actively from the dam wall. Sadly no Sarnie tho!

Saturday 2 April 2016

Arlington Reservoir

Thread-leaved Water-crowfoot
No summer migrants at all today so had a look in the scrape and added the above plant to my pan-list. Highlights below:

Skylark - 1 (New for year)
Reed Bunting - 1 (New for year)
Common Buzzard - 4
Teal - 4
Meadow Pipit - 1

Peacock  - 1
Red Admiral - 1

Field Vole - 1

Friday 1 April 2016

Arlington Reservoir

Highlight - Mallards on the roof!
A boring visit with a couple of patch yearticks...highlights below:

Swallow - 7 (New for year)
Chiffchaff - 1
Kingfisher - 1 (New for year)

Monday 28 March 2016

Pulborough Brooks RSPB

Sussex tick at dawn as Storm Katie delivered a surprise American Wigeon. If accepted this pushes me a bit closer to the 300 mark for the county. Also a Sand Martin was a bonus year tick from the West Mead hide.

Saturday 26 March 2016

Arlington Reservoir

Very little of note and once again a few ducks moving up and down the valley. Highlights below:

Red-throated Diver - 1
Wigeon - 32
Shoveler - 2
Stock Dove - 16