Tuesday, 17 March 2015

some recent bits: ouse valley 10 jack snipe. cuckmere valley great grey shrike, whitefront, 2 ylg, 15+ scand rock pipits, 17 pintail. cuckmere is looking best i've seen it between exceat-litlington, so many ducks. west rise 2 scand rock pipits, 2 water pipits, marsh harrier, 12 pintail. bittern was seen, not by me, but first i've heard of for couple of years. splash point seawatch in one hour trickle of stuff including 8 little gulls and over 300 brent.

the northeast winds have got great black-backs on the go and not surprisingly a few argentatus are associating with 'em, below is a selection of pics taken at west rise. not used to seeing white heads and bright bills. some wing-tips caspo-like save for eg no black on p5. the bird taking off shows the thayeri pattern on p10.

extreme change of course for the river at cuckmere haven

Monday, 16 March 2015