Birdwatching in England – especielly in Sussex and Kent (Great Britain)

September 03–19, 2014

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
Contact or comments: schick@asca-berlin.de

Trip Reports

 

   

Species List

 
 
Introduction

From April 25  ̶  May 05, 2013 I spent 11 days on Lesbos (Northern Aegean, Greece). During this time I visited many of the well known birdwatching places of the island.

Itinerary
April 25, 2014
: Flight with Aegean Airlines from Berlin Tegel to Athens. Arrival on the airport at 13:50 (local time). After a connecting flight  arrival in Mytiliní on Lesbos at 17:15. Drive with a rented car from Mytiliní to Skála Kallonís. Arrival at the Hotel Arísvi at 20:20. Accommodation in this hotel for the next 10 nights.
April 26, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís to Kalloní and then to the Christoú River and the Potamiá Valley. Birdwatching at the bridge over the Christoú River west from Skála Kallonís and in the Potamiá Valley up to the weir.
April 27, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís along the Tsikniás River to the Kalloní Saltpans. Birdwatching until the afternoon.
April 28, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís to Kalloní and the Raptor Watch Point at the road to Pétra. In the afternoon back to Skála Kallonís via Metochi Lake and Patomiá Reservoir. Birdwatching at the Christoú River, the Mini Soccer Pitch, the Raptor Watch Point, the Metóchi Lake and the Potamiá Reservoir.
April 29, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís to Kalloní, the Mini Soccer Pitch and the Raptor Watch Point. Thereafter drive to the Ipsiloú Monastery.

April 30, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís to Agía Paraskeví via Kalloní. Birdwatching in the Nápi Valley and in the afternoon in the Kalloní Saltpans.
May 01, 2014: Birdwatching at the Christoú River, in the Parákoila Wetland, around the Chapel Ághios Ioánnis, in Athíkes, and in the surroundings of Makára.
May 02, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís in northern direction via Kalloní and Pétra to Mólivos. Birdwatching at the Christoú River, the Mini Soccer Pitch, the Raptor Watch Point and the road between Pétra and Mólivos.
May 03, 2014
: Again drive from Skála Kallonís in northern direction to Mólivos. Birdwatching at the same places as the day before, but in addition visit of the castle of Mólivos and its surroundings.
May 04, 2014: Drive from Skála Kallonís along the east coast of the Gulf of Kalloní via Mésa and the Vouváris River Mouth to the Polichnítos Saltpans.
May 05, 2014
: In the morning drive from Skála Kallonís via Kalloní to the Airport of Mytiliní. Flight with Aegean Airlines via Athens back to Berlin Tegel.

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Panasonic Lumix G3 with the telephoto lens Lumix G Vario 1:4.0-5.6/100-300 mm.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used

Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book corresponds to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.

Links to Birding in East Sussex (England)
http://fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/england_east_sussex.html



Excursions

03.09.2014, 14:00-20:00
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Glyndley Manor Cottages.

Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on the road.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
300 (assumed), flying to a roosting place on trees of the surrounding woodland.

P106-0255
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross,
East Sussex (England)
(04.09.2014)

04.09.2014, 12:00-13:30
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Glyndley Manor Cottages.

Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
5 (at least), roosting on shrubs or dead trees.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
50 (at least), flying over grassland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3 (at least), singing.
Jay (Gárrulus glandárius, Eichelhäher):
2, one of them calling, the other roosting on a shrub.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1 feather, found on a path.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
5 (at least), calling.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
15 13 of them flying, 2 on the lawn in front of the cottage.

 

P106-057 and P106-059
Surroundings of
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
(04.09.2014)

05.09.2014, 08:30-19:30
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the day in the surroundings of the cottages of Glyndley Manor.

Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, calling.
Tawny Owl (Strix alúco, Waldkauz):
1, calling in the surroundings at 5.00 a.m.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying over grassland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing near the car park.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
100 (at least), flying at sun set to a roosting place in the surrounding woodland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, on a roof.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis, Grauhörnchen):
1, on the path near the manor.

05.09.2014, 12:00-13:20
Pevensey Castle, East Sussex (England)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the visit to the remains of the fortification of Pevensey Castle.

Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1 tail-feather of a male, found on grassland.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
40 (at least), on the walls.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on the wall of the castle.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
15 (at least), on the walls or on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
2
, flying.

 

P106-0275, P106-0278, and P106-0282
Pevensey Castle, East Sussex (England)
(05.09.2014)

05.09.2014, 13:35
Pevensey Bay, beach and Coast Road,
East Sussex (England)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during a walk along the beach in eastern direction and back along the main street into the town centre.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, on a post.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
22, 2 on a post, 20 on the beach.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2 ad., swimming.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
2, plunge-diving near the beach.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
5, on roofs.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20, flying.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, on the beach.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
2, 1 on a roof., 1 on the beach.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
15
, on roofs.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, on a shrub.

P106-0283
Pevensey Bay, beach, East Sussex (England)
(05.09.2014)

 

P106-0350 and P106-0351
Pevensey Bay, town centre, East Sussex (England)
(05.09.2014)

06.09.2014, 11:15-14:45
Charleston Farm House, East Sussex (England)
18 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Charleston Farm House.

Goshawk (Accípiter gentílis, Habicht):
1
, flying over the garden.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
5, on a meadow. Probably, these birds were juveniles. Their plumage and their tails were not completely developed.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, on a pond.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
4, calling.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
7, on roofs or posts, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
25 (at least), flying over grassland.
Pied Wagtail (Motacílla alba yarréllii, Trauerbachstelze):
2, on a barn roof.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, in shrubs.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
15, flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
1
, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
20, in a shrub.

 

 

P106-384, P106-381, P106-386, and P106-387
Charleston Farm House, East Sussex (England)
(06.09.2014)

06.09.2014, 15:10-16:20
Monk's House, East Sussex (England)
25 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Monk's House, the summer house of Virginia Woolf (English writer, 1882 – 1941).

Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, on the road.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, feeding on fruits of a Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) on the car park.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
2, flying.

 

P106-0394, P106-0405, and P106-0406
Monk's House, East Sussex (England)
(
06.09.2014)

06.09.2014, 16:55-18:40
Glyndebourne, Surroundings of the Opera, East Sussex (England)

22 °C, overcast, later fair.
The following bird species were observed in the garden and the park around the Glyndebourne Opera House.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 male, on a pond.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying over grassland.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
2, 1 male, flying over grassland; a female on a fence. The female had a bill anomaly (see photos). Both birds seemed to be this year's birds. Their plumage and their tails were not completely developed.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, on a pond.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, on a lawn.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying over grassland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, 1 of them calling, 1 on the path.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
4, calling in flight.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
4, flying.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
20, on a willow tree (identified by photos).
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
2, on grassland.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis, Grauhörnchen):
1, with a walnut (still in a green shell) crossing a lawn.

 

 

P106-0414, P106-0417, P106-0426, and P106-0412
Glyndebourne, surroundings of the Opera, East Sussex (England)
(
06.09.2014)

07.09.2014,
South Downs Way, Birling Gap to Beachy Head,
East Sussex (England)
22 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour on the South Downs Way from Birling Gap to Beachy Head along the cliffs..

Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1000 (at least), flying along the coast line, but most of them roosting on the beach at low tide.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2 ad., roosting on the beach at low tide.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying along the cliffs near Beachy Head.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
5, 2 on shrubs, 3 on the cliffs.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
28, 20 of them calling in flight, 8 on grassland.

 

 

 

P106-0503, P106-0504, P106-0511, P106-0512, P106-0515, and P106-0518
South Downs Way, from Birling Gap to Beachy Head, East Sussex (England)
(
07.09.2014)

08.09.2014, 09:00
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross,
East Sussex (England)
21 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Glyndley Manor Cottages.

Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
2, circling over the cottages.
Tawny Owl (Strix alúco, Waldkauz):
1, calling, at 21:00.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, singing.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, calling. 
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
2, calling.

P106-0519
Glyndley Manor Cottage 29, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
(08.09.2014)

P106-0552
Glyndley Manor Cottages at moonlight, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
(08.09.2014)

-Glyndley Manor Cottages

08.09.2014, 12:30
Eastbourne, beach,
East Sussex (England)
21 °C, fair.
The following bird species was observed on the beach of Eastbourne.

Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
25 (at least), roosting on the beach.

 

 

P106-0543, P106-0526, P106-0542, P106-0545, and P106-0548
Eastbourne, Grand Parade and Marine Parade, East Sussex (England)
(
08.09.2014)

09.09.2014, 12:30-16:10
Sheffield Garden, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the walk through Sheffield garden and park.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
2, swimming or on grassland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
30 (at least), swimming or on grassland.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
2, on the leafs of water lilies or on grassland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, singing or in the garden of the tea restaurant.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
2, on a fence.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on a fence.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
2, calling.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
15, on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
20
, on a dead tree on grassland.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, in the garden of the tea restaurant.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
1, on grassland.

 

 

P106-0554, P106-0555, P106-0558, P106-0561, and P106-0605
Sheffield Garden, East Sussex (England)
(09.09.2014)

09.09.2014, 17:15-20:00
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Glyndley Manor Cottages.

Tawny Owl (Strix alúco, Waldkauz):
1, calling (after sun set).
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, singing.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, on a lawn.

10.09.2014, 11:10-15:05
South Downs Way, Birling Gap to Cuckmere River, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour on the South Downs Way from Birling Gap to the Cuckmere River.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, in shallow water of the Cuckmere River
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, swimming on the Cuckmere River.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
100 (at least), swimming on the sea or flying.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
20 (at least), swimming on the sea.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, flying.
Winchat (Saxícola rubétra, Braunkehlchen):
2 this year's birds, on a shrub.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
5, on shrubs or on the cliff's edge.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, plucked by raptors.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, on grassland
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20 (at least), on grassland or calling in flight.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
20 (at least), on grassland or flying.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
2, calling in flight.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
1, on grassland near the Cuckmere River.
Fox (Vulpes vulpes, Fuchs):
1, traffic victim, on the road B2104 near Stone Cross.

 

 

 

P106-0682, P106-0685, P106-0687, P106-0690, P106-0692, and P106-0694
South Downs Way, from Birling Gap to Cuckmere River, East Sussex (England)
(10.09.2014)

11.09.2014, 14:00-15:30
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour around the cottages and across the meadows north of the manor.

Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
8, flying over grassland.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying over grassland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, singing
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, warning, in a hedge row.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10 (at least), calling or flying over grassland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
4, on a lawn or on trees.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
2, on grassland.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis, Grauhörnchen):
2, on trees.

 

P106-0696 and P106-0698
Rural surroundings of Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross, East Sussex (England)
(11.09.2014)

11.09.2014, 19:30
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross,
East Sussex (England)
20 °C, overcast.

Tawny Owl (Strix alúco, Waldkauz):
1, calling (at midnight).
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
300 (at least), flying to the roosting place in the surroundings of our cottage as every evening before sunset.

 

P106-0705, P106-0707, and P106-0723
Rye, town centre, East-Sussex (England)
(12.09.2014)

12.09.2014, 15:00-18:00
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the visit to Sissinghurst Castle.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, at the edge of a pond.
Sparrowhawk (Accípiter nisus, Sperber):
1
, flying.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), on ploughed farmland.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
6, on a roof.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, calling.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, in a shrub.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
4, 2 of them on a roof, 2 calling.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
4 (at least), flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
20 (at least), on ploughed farmland.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10 (at least), in the surroundings of the restaurant.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis, Grauhörnchen):
1, on a fence.

 

 

 

P106-0732, P106-0735, P106-0736, P106-0737, P106-0751, P106-0741, and P106-0750
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent (England)
(12.09.2014)

13.09.2014, 12:00-15:00
Alfriston, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the stay in Alfriston in the town centre and in the surroundings of St. Andrew's Parrish Church, the Cathedral of South Downs.

Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5 (at least), flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
4 (at least), singing.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10 (at least), calling in flight.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis, Grauhörnchen):
1, in shrubs.

 

 

P106-0804, P106-0804, P106-0804, P106-0804, and P106-0804
Alfriston, East Sussex (England)
(13.09.2014)

13.09.2014, 15:30-17:20
Arlington Reservoir, East Sussex (England)
20 °C, fair.
The following 20 bird species were observed during the walk around the Arlington Reservoir near Berwick.

Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
20, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
19, roosting on the water's edge.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on the water's edge.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
12, roosting on the water's edge, together with Canadian Geese.
Canada Goose (Branta canadénsis, Kanadagans):
100 (at least), swimming or roosting on the water's edge.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
8, swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
8, swimming or roosting on the water's edge.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
130 (at least), swimming or roosting on the water's edge.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
8, on the water's edge.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming or roosting on the water's edge.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2 (at least), swimming, among Hering Gulls.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
500 (at least), swimming.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
10 (at least), swimming.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
5, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying.
Pied Wagtail (Motacílla alba yarréllii, Trauerbachstelze):
3, on the rerservoir dam.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, calling, in shrubs.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, calling.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20 (at least), calling in flight.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, on a fence.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
2, on grassland.

 

P106-0828, P106-0831, and P106-0832
Arlington Reservoir, East Sussex (England)
(13.09.2014)

14.09.2014,
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross,
East Sussex (England)
20 °C, overcast, sometimes fair.
The following bird species were observed during the day in the surroundings of Glyndley Manor Cottages.

Tawny Owl (Strix alúco, Waldkauz):
2, calling (last night).
Green Woodpecker (Picus víridis, Grünspecht):
1, calling. – This species was heard already in the beygone days.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, (at least), singing.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, on the lawn.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis, Grauhörnchen):
1, on the lawn near the cottage.

15.09.2014, 12:20-14:30
Standen, West Sussex (England)
22 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings and in the gardens of Standen.

Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
2, on the road.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, calling.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3 (at least), singing.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
5 (at least), calling in flight.

 

P106-0842 and P106-0843
Standen, West Sussex (England)
(15.09.2014)

15.09.2014, 15:00
Weir Wood Reservoir, near Standen,
West Sussex (England)
22 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanses of the Weir Wood Reservoir near Standen.

Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, at the water's edge.

P106-0847
Weir Wood Reservoir, near Standen, West Sussex (England)
(15.09.2014)

16.09.2014,
Seaford, Hiking tour to Cuckmere Haven,
East Sussex (England)
26 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour along the cliffs from Seaford to Cuckmere Haven.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, in shallow water of the Cuckmere River.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
3, in shallow water of the Cuckmere River.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, in shallow water of the Cuckmere River.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
15 (at least), flying.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne, Rabenkrähe):
10 (at least), on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
65
(40 + 15 +10), flying or on grassland.

 

 

P106-0853, P106-0876, P106-0875, and P106-0872
Seaford, Hiking tour to Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex (England)
(16.09.2014)

17.09.2014, 12:30-16:00
Brighton, gardens around the Royal Pavillon, East Sussex (England)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during a walk through the gardens around the Royal Pavillon.

Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
10, flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, calling.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
4, on lawns.

 

 

P106-0904, P106-0906, P107-0034, P107-0037, and P107-0040
Brighton, Sea promenade and Gardens around the Royal Pavillon, East Sussex (England)
(17.09.2014)

18.09.2014, 11:45-16:45
Hastings, Sea Promenade and Beach, East Sussex (England)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during a walk from the White Rock Gardens to the Fishermen's Museum along the sea promenade and the beach.

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
4, on the beach.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
100 (at least), mostly on the beach.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
5 ad., on the beach.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
10 (at least), flying.

 

P107-0073, P107-0073, and P107-0073
Hastings, Sea Promenade and George Street, East Sussex (England)
(18.09.2014)

18.09.2014, 17:30
Glyndley Manor Cottages, Stone Cross,
East Sussex (England)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the cottages.

Green Woodpecker (Picus víridis, Grünspecht):
1, calling.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, warning.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
300 (at least), flying (at sunset) to a nearby roosting place.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, around a cottage.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
2, on a meadow.

 
     
 

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