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7th May 2005, Saturday

glyne gap seawatch

This morning at glyne gap a small passage was noted this included Gannet 37W+81E, Sandwich tern 2E+7offhsore, GCG 3 offshore, Swallow 11W, Shelduck 3E, Common scoter 10E and Little tern 9E.
A dolphin sp/porpoise was seen briefly.
Last night a Polecat was noted hunting around B&Q garden centre and was seen again this morning around the beach huts, reported to us by a passerby as we were looking out to sea it aparently ran right under the beach hut we were sheltering in.

20th April 2005, Wednesday

grasshopper warbler at glyne gap

A male Grasshopper warbler was heard reeling early this morning at Glyne gap marsh, also in the area were 2 male Cetti’s warbler, a Whitethroat, 2 Reed warblers,3 Sedge warbler and 6 Reed buntings.

19th April 2005, Tuesday

sea-watch at galley hill

At Galley hill Bexhill in 1 1/4 hours a good Easterly passage was noted, the highlights were.-
7 Gannet, 2 RTD, 3 Little gulls, 11 Sandwich terns, 4 Little terns, 59 Common terns, 9 ‘commics’, 6 Artic terns, 136 Common scoter, 1 Velvet scoter, 2 Garganey, 4 Artic skua, 1 Shelduck, 36 Brents, 1 R B merg and 1 GC grebe.
Also a pair of Sparrowhawks were engaged in some spectacular display set off by the arrival of another male.

17th April 2005, Sunday

Spotted redshank over Glyne gap marsh

A Spotted redshank flew E over Glyne gap marsh early in the morning.
Also noted on the marsh were a Cetti’s warbler, a Reed warbler, 2 Sedge warblers, 1 Garden warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 swallows.

17th April 2005, Sunday

Pebsham marsh

At Pebsham marsh which lies to the west of Pebsham tip there were a pair of Gadwall and Shoveler, singing male Cetti’s warbler. A newly arrived Lesser whitethroat was also singing, along with single Chiffchaff and Willow warbler.
At least 3 pairs of Herons are nesting in the wood.

11th April 2005, Monday

Red necked grebe

At Galley hill this morning there was a Red-necked grebe in summer plumage about 30ft offshore. A bit further offshore was a GCG and up to 21 Sandwich terns were resting on the rocks.
2 Shelducks were offshore, 2 Avocets flew E as did 32 Linnets and 2 Yellow wagtails.

10th April 2005, Sunday

warren glen

At Warren Glen this morning there had been a small influx of Blackcaps with 2 caught and ringed, and 2 others singing.
Also in the area were 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests, 2Yellowhammers, 34 Linnets flying NE as did 21 Goldfinch and 4 Swallows.
A rather lethargic Common Lizard was found basking near the ringing site and my first Red admiral butterfly was noted sunning itself on one of the ringing rides.

3rd April 2005, Sunday

BND off Hastings

At 10.40 a Bottle nosed dolphin was feeding close inshore just West of Hastings pier, probably the same animal that was seen off Galley hill on 29th Mar.

3rd April 2005, Sunday

warren glen

Sightings in Warren glen this morning were a singing blackcap at last, 4 Chiffchaffs, a brief snippet of song was heard from a Dartford warbler, other than that very little was seen, only 6 linnets and 4 goldfinches.
A Common lizard was found basking in the braken.

2nd April 2005, Saturday

White fronted geese

2 white fronted geese flew W off hastings at 07.30. Also seen were 1 Swallow flying E and single Little gull and Sandwich tern feeding offshore.