Friday, 12 March 2021

Where to find me now

I'm redirecting my output to two pages for the moment, but it may end up being just one. For a more professional look, please visit this new diary (and note this website still needs considerable work), while my Tumblr site will have bird stuff too, but is more likely to have whimsical and/or pet-related content.


Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Worthing

 Another Blackcap caught in the garden today.

Friday, 15 January 2021

Worthing

 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

Worthing

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

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Worthing

 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

Worthing

 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

Worthing

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

Worthing

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

Worthing

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

Worthing

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