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18th February 2012, Saturday

Glyne Gap / Galley Hill Foreshore

Five Grey Plover at the low tide waterline today.

13th February 2012, Monday

Pebsham Countryside Park SW Corner (Galley Hill Common Area)

Summary of all bird species seen in last year (on-shore and off-shore). Brent Goose, Slavonian Grebe, Gannet, Red Throated Diver, Razorbill, Cormorant, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Fulmar, Herring Gull, Black-Headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Kestrel, Sparrow Hawk, Wood Pigeon, Carroin Crow, Magpie, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Wren, Dunnock, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Whitethroat, Chiff-chaff, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Firecrest, House Sparrow, Starling, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet, House Martin, Swallow.

13th February 2012, Monday

Bird Sightings Galley Hill Area

12/02/12: A Bar Tailed Godwit came ashore in the snowy weather to feed on the flats at the foot of Galley Hill, Bexhill. Three Meadow Pipit were also seen in the same area for the first time.

7th January 2012, Saturday

Pebsham Countryside Park – Galley Hill

Very tame and inquisitive Razorbill swam up to within 4 metres of my surf board 200 metres off Galley Hill Common today (07/01/12).

27th November 2011, Sunday

Galley Hill Birds

Lone Firecrest spotted in undergrowth on Galley Hill on 20/11/11.

13th November 2011, Sunday

Galley Hill Area Bird sightings

Large flocks of Swallows (approx 30), Goldfinches (50-100), Pied Wagtail (about 50) and Starlings (50-100) gathered on Galley Hill Common over w/e of 5th/6th November. About 40 Brent Geese flew in an easterly direction just off-shore.

28th August 2011, Sunday

Bird sightings along foot of Fairlight Cliffs

27/08/11 am: Little Egret flying east along shore. Fulmar on cliffs. Flock of 190-200 Oystercatchers on beach at Fairlight Cove.

28th July 2011, Thursday

Wildlife at Glyne Gap and Galley Hill Area

28/07/11: Rhizostoma Pulmo Jellyfish 300m offshore from Galley Hill. Numerous Sandwich Tern and Common Tern, with 13 Turnstones on shore. Wheatear at Glyne Gap in evening.

Also seen recently Red Admiral butterfly on Galley Common, 2 Common Seals off Galley Hill. Numerous House Sparrows and Chiffchaffs across Galley Hill and Galley Common