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A bird-filled spring so far!

It has been a busy spring guiding private bird tours around Sussex and London. Here are some of our favourite moments in the form of a photo blog post!

Male Pied Flycatcher in Sussex. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
This male Pied Flycatcher has been on territory near Hastings, a remarkable event and a real treat!
Turtle Dove at Knepp Wildlands.. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
We've been lucky enough to watch Turtle Doves performing their display flights
Little Ringed Plovers in Sussex.. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Little Ringed Plovers were full of energy in early spring as pairs formed
Nightingale in Kent.. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Nightingales are hard to see but patience pays off, and the song never disappoints!
Cuckoo in Sussex.. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Cuckoos were seen chasing one another
Tree Pipit in Sussex.. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Finding a good number of Tree Pipits on the heaths, this species has a remarkable parachuting song flight that makes any morning!
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Kent. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
We came across Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers occasionally during our woodland tours in March and April
Garden Warbler in Kent. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Garden Warblers are plain but very pretty and popular with our participants
Little Tern in Sussex. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
One of the most-prized terns, Little Tern has been encountered on our tours at Rye and Selsey
Male Black Redstart at Dungeness, Kent. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
This Black Redstart at Dungeness, Kent, was one of the highlights of an extended tour for Mark from LA
Mandarin Duck at Arundel in Sussex. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Not much can beat a drake Mandarin Duck in terms of colour
Bar-tailed Godwit in Sussex. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Bar-tailed Godwit migration has been steady along the coast; this is a male
Whimbrel at Rye Harbour in Sussex. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Whimbrel have been passing through alongside the godwits
Green Woodpecker at Pagham Harbour in Sussex. Sussex and London private guided birding tours with Wildstarts.
Green Woodpeckers have afforded us the occasional close encounter

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