Saturday, 6 October 2012

not out birding this morning but did see a flock of 7 jays cross over the river, two more later in the day plus a hobby north.

Friday, 5 October 2012

10 jays west this morning, first redpoll and brambling. quiet.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

82 jays west through newhaven this morning. a fantastic flock of 30 went right past me through hawthorns on castle hill. other flocks of 24 and 16. pair of ravens (remember twitching a pair at beachy in the late 90s before they became common), lots of blackcaps but not much else happening. 

getting hassled by local jackdaws. shame i didn't manage to get a photo of a jay flock

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

a jay looked out of place on the promenade at west quay this morning and 3 more moved west through castle hill. found an elephant hawk caterpillar on the path. my favourite moth but i cant be bothered to keep it for spring. for summink that looks like a slug they feel really nice to touch!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

walked the dog down my new local area this avo, got to a spot which looked good for wryneck and had instant success. went home, swapped colin for the camera and went back, but the bird was elusive as always