Saturday, 6 March 2010

Catch Up

The past week and a bit has been so unspeakably dull I couldn't even be bothered to post anything on here, other than the two singing chiffchaffs. However, now I finally have enough interesting birds to collate together to  make a post more than a few words long, so here goes:

On the 26th February, I saw a Cormorant flying NE over Seaford Head School, presumably en route to the Cuckmere, along with the already mentioned Chifchaff singing in a garden near School.
On the 27th, I got out and up to Seaford Head and the Cuckmere, hoping for an early migrant of some type. Highlights of a dull day were Oystercatcher, Redshank, Curlew and Shelduck.
On March 1st, another singing Chiffchaff was heard from my bedroom, somewhere in one of the gardens backing onto ours. A few Redwing were also in this area, and a Grey Wagtail was on rooftops along Sherwood Road.
On March 2nd, the Grey Wagtail was again seen along our road, and a pair of Rook were also present, not very common in any urban areas along the South Coast. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was the first I had seen in Seaford since January.
The pair of Rooks were again seen on March 3rd, perhaps looking for a territory. Another Greatspot was present along Southdown Road, Seaford, where a Goldcrest was calling, the first I've heard in a while.
The Goldcrest was heard again on Southdown Road on March 5th
Today, a walk in the Cuckmere produced no sign of the Glaucous Gull seen yesterday, but on Seaford Head 3 Meadow Pipits came in off the sea and there was a Stonechat.

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