Sunday, 26 May 2013


A summary of todays outing with birding pal Paul Frost.

First thing this morning we visited Broxhead Common where a European Roller showed well if a little distant.

Then over to Rye Harbour. No Terek's Sandpiper but; 3 Temminck's Stint, Little Tern, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull.

Dungeness; Black Redstart, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Tree Sparrow. Also near the moat at the Observatory a dead Hobby (insert sad face here).

Finally, early evening at Pewley Down, Guildford; Red-backed Shrike (female).

I think I might have sunstroke! Who applies sunscreen in this country on a late May Bank Holiday week-end? I thought my thick skull would be able to cope, but I was wrong.
Paul's pics from Rye Harbour then my female Red-backed Shrike pics below.
Temminck's Stints-Rye Harbour-Paul Frost

Temminck's Stints-Rye Harbour-Paul Frost

Common Tern-Rye Harbour-Paul Frost

Avocet-Rye Harbour-Paul Frost

Red-backed Shrike (female)-Pewley Down

Red-backed Shrike (female)-Pewley Down

Red-backed Shrike (female)-Pewley Down

1 comment:

  1. Hi, the Red-backed Shrike was in my local patch. The fields immediately behind the hedge have been listed as a Potential Development Area by Guildford Borough Council. If you get a moment please have a look at:
    Many thanks and good birding! Jonathan Mitchell