and another thing
I can't remember seeing a Blackbird in seaford since early July! I've seen Ring Ouzel more recently!
taken from this post, on 30 Sep. However, on Friday 01 October, within a day of that, I had broken my duct! It was a brief view in seaford, but I was just relieved to have finally seen one again. I only realized this when a friend came over from New Zealand, and commented on the notable lack of Blackbirds! It just goes to show, how easy it is to underlook common birds...
Oh, and just cos I'm in a random mood right now, here are some more facts on Buff-breasted Sandpiper;
- there have been four in Sussex this year, the best year on record for them in the county.
- they are, I believe only the 11-14th seen in Sussex. We get very few due to our south-easterly location