Friday, 12 March 2021

Where to find me now

 My partner Ingrid and I are now combining our knowledge to bring together a new project: South Downs Wildlife. Please bear with us while we try to get it off the ground.

 I may also post the occasional bit of pet content on my Tumblr site

Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, 17 January 2021


 Another Blackcap caught in the garden today.

Friday, 15 January 2021


 A look around Heene Cemetery produced three Redwings. A Peregrine flew over my garden in the morning, where towards dusk I caught a male Blackcap.

Thursday, 14 January 2021


 Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew past Marine Gardens, where three Turnstones were on the beach.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021


 The male Blackcap was again in Marine Gardens. Offshore were 25 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 76 Dunlin, two Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, four Red-throated Divers and 24 Gannets. Later a young Sparrowhawk was trying to get at my quails in the garden.

Monday, 11 January 2021


 Walking through Marine Gardens produced three RedwingsSparrowhawk, a Grey Wagtail, two Goldcrests and a Coal Tit. I then seawatched from the shelter, seeing two Common Scoters, six Red-breasted Mergansers, five Great Crested Grebes, a Ringed Plover, 18 Razorbills, 326 distant auks, eight Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls, eight Red-throated Divers and 73 Gannets.

Sunday, 10 January 2021


The beach at Marine Gardens produced a Mute Swan, two Mallards, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose, four Red-breasted Mergansers, three Great Crested Grebes, nine Oystercatchers, a Sanderling, three Ringed Plovers and two Red-throated Divers.

Saturday, 9 January 2021


Three Shelducks, 11 Wigeon, 19 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, two Red-throated Divers, nine Red-breasted Mergansers, three Gannets, three Great Crested Grebes, two Mediterranean Gulls, four Sanderling, a Ringed Plover, six Oystercatchers and 255 auk sp from Marine Gardens in a couple of short watches from Marine Gardens today.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021


A walk around Marine Gardens produced a male Blackcap and a Grey Wagtail. I then looked at the sea from the adjacent beach, logging 31 Red-breasted Mergansers, four Great Crested Grebes, a Sanderling, a Ringed Plover, an Oystercatcher, 10 auk sp, a Red-throated Diver and 12 Cormorants.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021


A seawatch from the end of Grand Avenue for just over an hour produced five Red-throated Divers, a Common Scoter, a Mute Swan, 16 Razorbills, 280 auk sp, 30 Kittiwakes, 60 Gannets, two Mediterranean Gulls, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10 Great Crested Grebes and five Oystercatchers