Posted on April 14, 2011 by Charlie Peverett
A Purple Heron at Southease late this morning, found by Steven Munday.
Apparently it was last watched heading North and appeared to drop down on the Beddingham side of the Ouse at Rodmell.
Also an Osprey at Michelham Priory today.
Thanks to Jacob Everitt for both reports.
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Posted on October 20, 2010 by Charlie Peverett
Just ahead of Short-eared Owl season, a new potted guide to the bird of Rodmell Brooks published on the site.
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Posted on April 9, 2010 by Charlie Peverett
An extraordinary selection of good birds reported from Cuckmere Haven today by Liam Curson. They included two Little Ringed Plovers, a Water Pipit, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Black-necked Grebe and six White Wagtails, plus a smart Bar-headed Goose (picture of the last and further details over at SOS Sightings)
Ordinarily, any one of these might have been the highlight of a trip to the Lower Cuckmere…
Elsewhere, two Redstarts seen by Bob Eade at Frog Firle (between Seaford and Alfriston), as well as several Whitethroats, which seem to have arrived widely in Sussex over the last few days.
Yesterday a Red Kite was reported from the Downs near Berwick (John Bailey & Mack Burnside, via SOS), with presumably the same bird seen over Seaford (via Birdguides).
Eight Buzzards over Rodmell was a good count (Sharifin Gardiner, SOS).
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Posted on March 21, 2010 by Charlie Peverett
An Alpine Swift in the Ouse Valley this morning. watched in the region of Piddinghoe for a few minutes at around 10.30 *UPDATE* the bird was actually found by Andrew Whitcomb at Rodmell village for about 20 mins before it headed South (see Kemp Town Enclosures) – not reported subsequently as far as I’m aware.
This morning there were lots of birders out at Tidemills/Ouse Estuary Project looking for it, and yesterday’s Glaucous Gull and Garganey. The best we could manage at OEP was a Common Tern, a couple of smart adult Mediterranean Gulls, at least seven Chiffchaffs and a Cetti’s Warbler.
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Posted on March 18, 2010 by Charlie Peverett
A Firecrest at Rodmell yesterday (Sharifin Gardiner, via SOS sightings)
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Posted on February 8, 2010 by Charlie Peverett
An adult male Hen Harrier seen at Rodmell Brooks yesterday, giving “prolonged views” around the Mound around 3.30pm.
Also an adult Mediterranean Gull flew south with Black-headeds, and a Water Rail showed well in its favoured spot, the stream just down from Monk’s House car park. (all Simon Linington, SOS sightings).
Separately, a possible Cattle Egret reported “in field immediately south of Rodmell with sheep ” (Birdguides).
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Posted on December 29, 2009 by Charlie Peverett
Sightings at Rodmell beginning to warm up… several reports via the SOS site in recent days, including those of 60+ Golden Plover with the increasing numbers of Lapwings, plus 20 Dunlin and Curlew, with small groups of buntings and Skylarks also noted.
Reflecting the influx elsewhere in the county, a Woodcock seen on Christmas Day in Firle, by Paul Stevens.
Seven sisters image by Flickr user ben patio
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