Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1 ad. male
Snipe 1 flushed at the top of Birling lane
Common Gull 60 chiefly adults in the fields at Birling
Wood Pigeon 40 B/T wood
Green Woodpecker 1 B/T wood
Meadow Pipit 2
Black Redstart 2 at Birling (the adult male and a female type)
Song Thrush 3 at Birling
View looking down into Cow Gap with Eastbourne in the distant.
View looking across to the Cattle Field, an area we used to visit
regularly, but in recent years it has been sadly neglected.
On the 6/10/1969, Tony Quinn and myself found a Red-throated
Pipit here in with a flock of Meadow Pipits, and it proved to be the
first record for Sussex. It remained overnight and was seen by a
number of observers including the late Mike Shrubb the then County
Recorder, and was one of the rare occasions he twitched away
from Sidlesham Ferry. There has still only been seven
records to date in Sussex, with the last in 1995.