Birling Gap, Hope Gap, Cuckmere Valley, 8th September 2012

Alan and Maureen, Shaun, Bob P, Richard P, Bob P and Sue met at Birling Gap on a brilliantly sunny morning, and began searching for birds from the free car park. Stonechats, meadow pipit, linnets, many swallows and two perched buzzards got us off to a good start. A fellow birder pointed out a high flying hobby – the only one seen all day. A sparrowhawk flew over, pursued as usual by a cross corvid.

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Old Lodge Nature Reserve – 12th August 2012

Al, Alan and Maureen, Shaun, Bob Pask, and Sue met at the Reserve on a lovely sunny morning. The birch trees near the car park were full of willow warblers and chiffchaffs, with a couple of long tailed tits and the odd chaffinch making up the numbers. Robin, wren and great spotted woodpecker (the first of several) were added, and a flock of greylag geese flew east over the valley. Coal tit and green (more…)