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Thursday 31 March 2022

Snow! But still a few bits and pieces...

A trip to Lewes was abruptly curtailed by a sudden snow-storm: although it didn't settle, it was pretty intense for a couple of hours. A couple of Red Kites have been hanging around the cottage (along with the ever-present Buzzards) and, for the first time this visit, a Brown Hare crossed the meadow. Other all-day visitors include all the crows (apart from the one we'd most enjoy seeing) and numerous pheasants and partridges.

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Odds and ends in West Sussex

Linda and I took a short break with Linda's Mum in our favourite farm cottage near Findon, This was not a birding break, but nevertheless a few interesting birds appeared in front of the camera!

Pulborough Brooks was allegedly hosting some White Storks and White-tailed Eagles: all we found were Bullfinches, Chiffchaffs and lots of Buzzards, A stop at Cissbury Ring added Linnet, more Buzzards and a pair of Stonechats...

Tuesday 29 March 2022

A March outing before the rain!

Following a spell of fine weather, Frosty decided on a look around the Spring flowers in the front garden before the rain arrived!

Monday 28 March 2022

Last chance saloon!

The International Space Station finishes its current run of bright passes this week: it will travel over Norfolk at a convenient mid-evening time too!

Sunday 27 March 2022

Patient assassin!

This delightful little female Sparrowhawk spent a good half an hour lurking on the garden fence among our Magnolia this morning: there are several feeders close by and she seemed settled in for a longish wait for breakfast!

Saturday 26 March 2022


There was a nice group of sunspots today: possibly we'll see more aurora activity over the next few weeks... (Don't on any account look at or try to photograph the Sun without the proper equipment!)

Still some winter thrushes on the Heath

Yesterday afternoon, returning from a shopping trip to Norwich, we passed a small flock of Fieldfares by Bonds Lane: this morning the sycamore at the end of our garden was briefly full of Redwings, singing their heads off in the misty dawn sunshine. 

Friday 25 March 2022

March survey at Hemblington Church

Linda, Sue, Peter and I met at the Church for our monthly survey. We were hoping for some migrants (given the beautiful weather) but in the event there weren't any! Highlights were several Buzzards, a small flock of Siskins, several Flower Bees and a good flush of butterflies.