Friday, 6 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

there was a big gull roost at willingdon levels but most of them were frustratingly hidden from view. did manage to spot a caspian and a yellow-legged. must've been more!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

i actually managed to dip the spoonbill at tidemills, laughed when i spotted it today roosting in amongst the gbbg's down the cuckmere. i guess it's back to feeding on the cuckmere at low tide. didn't see the spoon bill.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

several features combine to give these finnmark argies a real glauc feel, there's gotta be some hyperboreus genes in there somewhere

when i took the camera away from the scope i couldn't believe how dark it had gotten. this little camera performs so well in low light levels, gives a much brighter image than my eye.

Monday, 2 December 2013

started at west rise where there was another adult caspian gull asleep, waited an age for it to do something eventually started having a wash then flew off. also a few argies and that long-tailed duck still. there was only a small gull flock down the cuckmere and nothing much in it - one ylg and some argies. ended up at newhaven west beach, low tide and east winds, i remember last year on these tides and same conditions i had a load of lbbg and a caspo. this time a load of lbbg and one ylg, but then out of nowhere a white-winged gull appeared. a superb adult iceland, actually the first non juvenile i've seen.