Saturday, 23 January 2010

23rd January, 2010. Plumpton,Arlington Reservoir, Cuckmere, Ouse Project, Newhaven Harbour, Ashdow Forest.

Went out locally with Doreen & David.
Plumpton: 1 Barn Owl sat on a fence post right next to the road, superb.
Arlington Reservoir:
80 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 1 male Goldeneye, 10 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 50 Fieldfares & 2 Ravens.
Cuckmere: 1 1stW female Scaup, 120 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck.
Ouse Project: Heard 1 Cetti's Warbler singing.
Newhaven Harbour: 6 Purple Sandpipers.
Ashdown Forest late afternoon. No Hen Harriers at the usual roost site. 1 Goldcrest & 3 Redpoll.

Winter plumage Black Headed Gull at Arlington Reservoir.

1st W female Scaup on a pool in the Cuckmere.

Scaup taken by DC

Drake Goldeneye at Arlington Reservoir.