Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sunday morning found us headed to Seaford head, to see if anything was moving on the sea, but it turned out to be poor with only 1 Arctic skua, 1 Bronxie and a few sandwich tern passing through, the Kittiwakes on the cliff face were good to see.

We then moved on to Ashdown forest were we enjoyed watching at least 6 Redstarts which gave very good views, there was also a few Redpolls about and 6 stonechats and lot's of Whitethroats around, a Woodlark was picked out by dad sitting in a dead tree then there was two singing and displaying which was very nice to see, on the way back to the car some guy told us that there was a tree pipit in that tree over there displaying at times, we got good views of sitting down and displaying whilst it was fanning its tail out, also dad had a house martin go over.

At Weir wood reservoir We scanned the north banks for Wood sandpipers but only saw one Little ringed plover and then dad picked out a Wood sandpiper feeding along the edge to far for a photo but we got good views through the scope.

After a long weekend birding we decided to head home for dinner.

Other year tick during the week.

Common crane.
Lesser whitethroat
drake Garganey and Whimbrel
Tree pipit

Tree pipit

Tree pipit

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