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March Sussex Bird Sightings

Strong winds on 29th resulted in a remarkable report of two Sooty Shearwaters off Selsey Bill. New county rarities were otherwise few and far between, with multiple Mealy Redpolls reported at Warnham LNR and Ashdown Forest and Common Cranes at Henfield Levels on 12th and over Amberley Wild Brooks on 24th. Hooded Crows made brief appearances at Sidlesham on 10th and Eastbourne on 31st. Two Whooper Swans drifted west off Medmerry on 20th and another adult was at Pevensey Levels on 31st.


The long-staying Long-billed Dowitcher remained in the Lower Cuckmere till at least 30th and the Great Grey Shrike at Black Down lingered until 22nd. The trio of Scaup remained at the difficult-to-view Darwell Reservoir till 9th. The only other long-staying Sussex rarity was the Pink-footed Goose at Pett Level, reported occasionally till the end of the month.


Otherwise, the start of the seawatching season in general was marked by a light passage of Arctic Skuas from 26th (the best count being five off Beachy Head on both 27th and 28th). Great Skuas started in modest fashion from 25th (after an early outlier on 2nd). Black-throated Diver, Little Gull and Black Redstart were highlights for many patch birders this month.


Other first dates for spring migrants included Little Ringed Plover and Wheatear on 9th, Garganey on 18th, Redstart on 20th, Osprey, Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler on 21st, House Martin and Stone-curlew on 22nd, Ring Ouzel on 27th, Manx Shearwater on 29th, Common Tern on 30th and Reed Warbler on 31st.



31-Mar-2024 Fairlight Cliffs: 2 Black Redstart (1 male) in evening ///pigtails.soaps.test


31-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Black-throated Diver flew east in afternoon ///javelin.skylights.open


31-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 8 Common Tern flew past in morning +7 Little Gull ///javelin.skylights.open


31-Mar-2024 Warren Hill (Eastbourne): 1 HOODED CROW on fence north of car park ///sugar.tall.power


31-Mar-2024 Fairlight Cliffs: 1 Black-throated Diver flew past in morning ///pigtails.soaps.test


31-Mar-2024 Pevensey Levels: 1 WHOOPER SWAN adult relocated at Whelpey Level in afternoon c ///verve.imposes.parent


31-Mar-2024 Pevensey Levels: 1 WHOOPER SWAN adult at White Dyke in morning +1 Water Pipit c ///boils.pampering.milder


31-Mar-2024 Horse Eye Level: 1 Sedge Warbler c ///report.threaded.meatballs


31-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE adult still

31-Mar-2024 Elmer: 1 Black Redstart still in horse paddocks behind Lane End caravan site ///confirms.originals.tequila


31-Mar-2024 Netherfield: 3 Hawfinch at Penhurst Lane from gate early morning ///passages.fixture.livid


31-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still on Salt Pool in morning ///rocker.most.upward


31-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 2 Common Tern (+) ///stung.arise.repeating


31-Mar-2024 Hove: 1 Common Tern flew east


31-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Sedge Warbler at North Wall c ///walnuts.skim.nobody


31-Mar-2024 Worthing: 1 Shag on basket off Brougham Road this morning ///deals.weedy.tone


31-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 3 Great Northern Diver this morning ///javelin.skylights.open


31-Mar-2024 Brooklands Park (Worthing): 1 Goldeneye 1st-winter female still on lake this morning ///they.descended.little


31-Mar-2024 Elms Farm (Icklesham): 1 Sedge Warbler c ///depended.lordship.bins


31-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Short-eared Owl flew in off sea at Church Norton late morning then settled on saltmarsh ///learns.plant.undercuts


31-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Common Tern flew east early morning +3 Little Gull ///javelin.skylights.open


31-Mar-2024 Chichester Gravel Pits: 1 Guillemot on Ivy Lake this morning ///lofts.appeal.retire


31-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still on grass slope behind dam this morning +1 Osprey 1 Redstart ///downs.project.splint


31-Mar-2024 Tide Mills: 1 Reed Warbler

31-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Garganey drake still from Rackham Viewpoint this morning ///valued.noodle.note


30-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Whimbrel


30-Mar-2024 Pannel Valley NR: 1 Little Gull (+) 1st-winter on scrape ///gone.towels.dove


30-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 2 Common Tern

30-Mar-2024 Goring Gap: 2 Spoonbill flew east at 2.35pm ///stone.money.watch


30-Mar-2024 Cobnor Point: 1 Black-throated Diver

30-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Garganey drake still from Rackham Viewpoint early evening ///valued.noodle.note


30-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Shag this morning ///javelin.skylights.open


30-Mar-2024 Hastings: 2 Black Redstart (+) (females/1st-winter males) along seafront


between basketball court and lifeboat station this morning c ///slows.silks.shops


30-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still in horse paddock at north end of dam this morning ///firework.requiring.pianists


30-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still on scrape east of Cuckmere River this morning ///emeralds.bridges.motored


30-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Shag on sea this morning ///javelin.skylights.open


30-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Manx Shearwater flew west 5.35-9.05am +1 Black-throated Diver 4 Long-tailed Duck 3 Eider 14 Great Northern Diver 1 Little Gull 1 Great Skua ///javelin.skylights.open


30-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank still

29-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 6 Manx Shearwater flew past 5.45-9.30am (3 east, 3 west) ///javelin.skylights.open


29-Mar-2024 Arlington Reservoir: 7 Little Gull late afternoon ///apricot.battle.succumbs

29-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 2 Tree Sparrow


29-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Long-tailed Duck late afternoon +1 Little Gull ///javelin.skylights.open


29-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Arctic Skua flew east 5.45-9.30am ///javelin.skylights.open


29-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 SOOTY SHEARWATER flew east 5.45-9.30am +1 Black-throated Diver ///javelin.skylights.open


29-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Osprey flew north ///scenes.upset.bland


29-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 3 Little Gull (2 adults east and 1st-winter offshore) this morning +2 Great Northern Diver ///javelin.skylights.open


29-Mar-2024 Birling Gap: 41 Little Gull flew east 5.55-9.30am +2 Great Skua 2 Arctic Skua ///strapped.ooze.thickened


29-Mar-2024 Widewater Lagoon: 1 Little Gull 1st-winter flew east 6.55-8.30am ///thing.trades.tuned


29-Mar-2024 Arlington Reservoir: 6 Little Gull at 2.02pm ///apricot.battle.succumbs


29-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Black Redstart at Shooters' Bottom mid-morning ///rather.latitudes.handle


29-Mar-2024 Arlington Reservoir: 5 Little Gull this morning

29-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still in horse paddock at north end of dam this morning ///firework.requiring.pianists


29-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 SOOTY SHEARWATER flew west at 7.15am +2 Manx Shearwater 1 Great Skua 1 Long-tailed Duck 1 Little Gull 1 Arctic Skua 100 Common Scoter ///javelin.skylights.open


29-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit again from Winpenny Hide early morning ///hopefully.pythons.curious


29-Mar-2024 Hove: 1 Great Skua flew east past lagoon at 7.51am


29-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Little Gull adult flew east at 7.26am +21 Common Scoter 30 Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) ///assets.bowls.famous


28-Mar-2024 Devil's Dyke: 1 Short-eared Owl flew towards Summer Down then landed in long grass


28-Mar-2024 Chichester Gravel Pits: 1 House Martin over Ivy Lake ///lofts.appeal.retire


28-Mar-2024 Elmer: 2 Garganey flew west 7.45-9.45am +1 Great Skua

28-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Great Northern Diver still on sea this morning ///javelin.skylights.open


28-Mar-2024 Waltham Brooks: 2 Garganey (1 drake) mid-afternoon +4 Swallow ///mediate.topples.expel


28-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still 1.15pm in horse paddock at north end of dam ///firework.requiring.pianists


28-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Arctic Skua dark morph at 8.20am ///stung.arise.repeating


28-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Great Skua flew west this morning ///javelin.skylights.open


28-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 5 Arctic Skua flew east 6am-9am


28-Mar-2024 Brooklands Park (Worthing): 1 Goldeneye 1st-winter female still on lake this morning ///they.descended.little


28-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Black-necked Grebe on sea between Birling Gap and lighthouse this morning c ///alpha.anyone.refers


28-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still at north end of dam this morning ///downs.project.splint


28-Mar-2024 Birling Gap: 2 Arctic Skua ///strapped.ooze.thickened


27-Mar-2024 Fairlight Cliffs: 1 Arctic Skua flew past in 4 hours ///pigtails.soaps.test


27-Mar-2024 Midhurst: 2 Goosander (1 drake) still on South Pond ///delighted.stooping.marine


27-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 3 Velvet Scoter flew east 7am-8.30am +2 Great Northern Diver ///javelin.skylights.open


27-Mar-2024 Ripe: 1 Spoonbill reportedly flew over this morning ///scrapped.apply.dime


27-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Velvet Scoter flew past

27-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Ring Ouzel at Shooters' Bottom c///rather.latitudes.handle


27-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still behind dam at 3.43pm ///downs.project.splint


27-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Osprey reportedly flew north at c3.30pm

27-Mar-2024 Bognor Regis: 1 Redstart male reported at Lec Airfield

27-Mar-2024 Worthing: 102 Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) flew east 7.38-9.46am +21 Common Scoter 1 Sandwich Tern 3 Red-throated Diver ///snake.pulse.rests


27-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male still behind dam late morning ///downs.project.splint


27-Mar-2024 Birling Gap: 5 Arctic Skua ///strapped.ooze.thickened


27-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 3 Arctic Skua flew east by 9.50am ///stung.arise.repeating


27-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Yellow-legged Gull adult in field by Ferry Pool this morning ///disposing.envoy.twit


27-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black-throated Diver flew past at 9.23am ///stung.arise.repeating


27-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 2 Arctic Skua flew east by 9.21am ///stung.arise.repeating


27-Mar-2024 Widewater Lagoon: 1 Arctic Skua dark morph flew east at 7.42am ///thing.trades.tuned


27-Mar-2024 Hove: 2 Arctic Skua dark morphs flew east by 8.41am

27-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Arctic Skua flew east ///stung.arise.repeating


27-Mar-2024 Hove: 1 Arctic Skua dark morph flew past lagoon

27-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel male behind dam this morning ///downs.project.splint


27-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit again from Winpenny Hide ///hopefully.pythons.curious


27-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail again from Rackham Viewpoint ///freshen.twee.coherent


27-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Garganey drake still from Rackham Viewpoint ///freshen.twee.coherent


27-Mar-2024 Waltham Brooks: 1 Sedge Warbler


26-Mar-2024 Fairlight Cliffs: 396 Common Scoter flew past in 4 hours in morning +160 Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) 24 Red-throated Diver 4 Teal 1 Gannet ///pigtails.soaps.test


26-Mar-2024 Pannel Valley NR: 3 Little Gull (adult and 2 1st-winters) on scrape this evening ///gone.towels.dove

26-Mar-2024 Shoreham: 1 Black-throated Diver reported offshore

26-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Long-tailed Duck female still between Itchenor and Westlands ///squirted.eyepieces.sounds



26-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Slavonian Grebe flew east 6am-10am ///javelin.skylights.open


26-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Great Northern Diver still on sea 6am-10am ///javelin.skylights.open


26-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still on Ferry Pool ///idea.butternut.rats


26-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Yellow-legged Gull 1st-winter on buildings below Ladies' Parlour this morning ///precautions.hello.perky


26-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Brent Goose (Pale-bellied) flew east this morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese ///assets.bowls.famous


26-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Eider drake flew east this morning ///assets.bowls.famous


26-Mar-2024 Brooklands Park (Worthing): 1 Goldeneye 1st-winter female still on lake this morning ///they.descended.little


26-Mar-2024 Worthing: 5 Bottlenose Dolphin off Marine Gardens this morning

26-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Eider drake flew east at 7.50am

26-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Arctic Skua dark morph flew east this morning

25-Mar-2024 Shoreham Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver on sea off west arm this morning


25-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 16 Cattle Egret


25-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 Great White Egret from Downs Link path

25-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still

25-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Great Northern Diver flew east at 9.50am

25-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black-throated Diver flew past this morning

25-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Great Northern Diver this morning

25-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 7 Eider on lagoon at Pagham Spit this morning

25-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 3 Shag on sea this morning

25-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Eider flew east this morning

25-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Great Northern Diver this morning


25-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 930 Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) flew east 7.15-11.45am

25-Mar-2024 St Leonards Marina: 720 Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) flew east 8.15-11am

25-Mar-2024 Ferring: 1 Great Skua flew west at c8.20am (presumed same as Worthing)

25-Mar-2024 Worthing: 1 Great Skua off Marine Gardens 7.50-8.15am then flew west

25-Mar-2024 Bignor Hill: 20 Waxwing (circa) flew SE over car park at 2pm

25-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Garganey drake still from Rackham Viewpoint this morning


25-Mar-2024 Elmer: 1 Long-tailed Duck flew east and possibly landed off Poole Place this morning


24-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still in morning

24-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 COMMON CRANE flew north

24-Mar-2024 Fairlight Cliffs: 1 Crossbill flew high east this morning

24-Mar-2024 Portobello: 1 Shag on groyne


24-Mar-2024 Combe Valley Countryside Park: 2 Garganey (1 drake) at west end of floods


24-Mar-2024 The Burgh: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail again

24-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Crossbill flew in off the sea this morning

24-Mar-2024 Cowdray Forest: 1 Crossbill (+) in conifers 300m east of Parish Lane railway bridge this morning


24-Mar-2024 West Rise Marsh: 1 Water Pipit still

24-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 6 Eider off Church Norton this morning

24-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 6 Eider flew east early morning

24-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 5 Great Northern Diver early morning

24-Mar-2024 Pannel Valley NR: 2 Little Gull

24-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill flew high into harbour as viewed from second Several at Church Norton late morning

24-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: no further sign of 1st-winter Spoonbill on North Brooks by late morning

24-Mar-2024 Rye: 1 Hen Harrier male between Royal Military Canal and railway c1.5km NE of Scots Float this morning

24-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter from Hanger Viewpoint early morning


23-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult still in north arm in morning


23-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 Water Pipit again this morning

23-Mar-2024 Announcement: Swallow and Willow Warbler will no longer be reported this spring


23-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 6 Eider still off mouth

23-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Shag flew east early morning


23-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Great Northern Diver still on sea early morning

23-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Garganey flew west early morning


23-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 11 White-fronted Goose (Russian) still

23-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Shag

23-Mar-2024 Brooklands Park (Worthing): 1 Goldeneye 1st-winter female still on lake early morning


22-Mar-2024 Knepp Wildlands: 2 Swallow

22-Mar-2024 Bramber: 1 Short-eared Owl by River Adur towards Stretham Manor late afternoon


22-Mar-2024 Worthing: 1 Black Redstart (+) on beach between Brooklands Park and Brougham Road mid-afternoon


22-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Purple Sandpiper flew west early morning

22-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 4 Great Northern Diver on sea early morning

22-Mar-2024 Elmer Rocks: 1 Little Ringed Plover this morning


22-Mar-2024 Rustington: 1 House Martin over Aldi


22-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Willow Warbler this morning

22-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Grey Plover this morning

22-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail this morning

22-Mar-2024 Warnham LNR: 2 Swallow over Mill Pond late morning

22-Mar-2024 Watersfield: 1 Willow Warbler singing male near Bury Hill Farm early afternoon

22-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still in valley

22-Mar-2024 Bognor Regis: 1 Willow Warbler singing male at golf course

22-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 11 White-fronted Goose (Russian) still

22-Mar-2024 Chichester Gravel Pits: 2 Swallow over Ivy Lake this morning

22-Mar-2024 Barnham Brooks: 8 Little Ringed Plover


22-Mar-2024 Harting Down: 6 Hawfinch (+) early morning


22-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Willow Warbler singing male this morning

22-Mar-2024 Rustington: 2 Swallow flew west over Mewsbrook Park this morning

22-Mar-2024 Barnham: 1 Willow Warbler singing male this morning

22-Mar-2024 Waltham Brooks: 1 Willow Warbler singing male in willows near lake early morning


22-Mar-2024 Birdham: 1 Stone-curlew heard over garden at 5.07am

22-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 6 Eider in channel off Pagham Spit this morning

22-Mar-2024 Chichester Gravel Pits: 1 Swallow over Ivy Lake this morning

22-Mar-2024 Shoreham Harbour: 1 Eider 1st-winter drake still this morning

22-Mar-2024 Shoreham Fort: 1 Purple Sandpiper again on wooden jetty this morning

21-Mar-2024 Arundel WWT: 3 Garganey (2 drakes)

21-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 2 White-fronted Goose (Russian) (+) still

21-Mar-2024 Chapel Common: 1 Whitethroat


21-Mar-2024 Brede Valley: 1 Hen Harrier male reported recently

21-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Sedge Warbler reported

21-Mar-2024 Arundel WWT: 1 Bittern again

21-Mar-2024 Arundel WWT: 1 Garganey (+)

21-Mar-2024 West Rise Marsh: 1 Swallow over lake

21-Mar-2024 Litlington: 1 Water Pipit still along Cuckmere River north of Charleston Reedbed

21-Mar-2024 Cobnor Point: 1 Osprey flew to Bosham Channel

21-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still between Itchenor and Bosham Hoe


21-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Slavonian Grebe still on sea off Church Norton

21-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 4 Long-tailed Duck still on sea off Church Norton

21-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still in valley though mobile

21-Mar-2024 Newhaven: 3 Little Ringed Plover between Ouse Estuary Project and bridge to cement works


21-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still by east side of Cuckmere River between meanders and scrape this afternoon then flew to scrape and no further sign

21-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Black Redstart at base of clifffs between Cow Gap and Holywell early afternoon

21-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 Spoonbill on scrape this morning then flew north

21-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 Spoonbill between Rye Farm and railway then flew south to fields


20-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 11 White-fronted Goose (Russian) still

20-Mar-2024 Bognor Regis: 1 Redstart male reported in garden

20-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 Short-eared Owl between attenuation pond and Downs Link bridge this evening


20-Mar-2024 Elmer: 1 Black Redstart still in horse paddocks behind Lane End caravan site


20-Mar-2024 Hastings: 1 Black Redstart off Vicarage Road briefly late afternoon

20-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Garganey drake from Crittal Hide at 2pm

20-Mar-2024 Rewell Wood: 14 Hawfinch (approx) at Sherwood Rough this morning

20-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still mid-morning though mobile


20-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Garganey drake on SE side early morning

20-Mar-2024 Medmerry RSPB: 2 WHOOPER SWAN drifted west on sea this afternoon

20-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 5 Long-tailed Duck offshore this morning

20-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank on Ferry Pool again

20-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 8 Great Northern Diver on sea this morning

20-Mar-2024 Petworth Park: 1 Long-tailed Duck female on Upper Pond this afternoon

20-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 Hen Harrier over Rye Farm Flats this evening then flew west

19-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: possible Ring-necked Duck viewed north from Downs Link 1km south of Hollands Lane


19-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Black-throated Diver flew east this morning

19-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Eider drake flew west 7.05-8.50am

19-Mar-2024 Announcement: Wheatear are now widely reported

19-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 Spotted Redshank still late afternoon

19-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still on floods on west side at 4pm


19-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still from Winpenny Hide late morning


19-Mar-2024 Weir Wood Reservoir: 2 Sandwich Tern at dam


18-Mar-2024 Wild Park (Brighton): unconfirmed report of Black Kite flying over at 10.15am


18-Mar-2024 Medmerry RSPB: 1 Spoonbill


18-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 5 Long-tailed Duck off Church Norton in afternoon

18-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 5 Great Northern Diver in morning

18-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Slavonian Grebe on sea in morning

18-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 3 Long-tailed Duck still on sea off Church Norton in morning

18-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 4 Wheatear (+) along beach in morning

18-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 Garganey drake on pool on west side mid-morning

18-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Little Gull at North Brooks from Hanger Viewpoint early afternoon


18-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Short-eared Owl at spits in afternoon

18-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still

18-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Worthing): 2 Wheatear

17-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: Great Northern Diver


17-Mar-2024 Balcombe: 1 Hen Harrier adult male flew north at 9.20am

17-Mar-2024 Tide Mills: 5 Wheatear

17-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Wheatear


17-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still

17-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still

17-Mar-2024 The Burgh: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail again early afternoon

16-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE adult still


16-Mar-2024 Brooklands Park (Worthing): 1 Goldeneye 1st-winter female still on lake

16-Mar-2024 Seaford Head: 1 Wheatear male


16-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still 3pm


16-Mar-2024 Black Down: unconfirmed report of singing Whitethroat in valley mid-afternoon

16-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still on floods on west side


16-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 Spoonbill

16-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still early afternoon

16-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Wheatear on beach


16-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 Woodlark flew west in morning

16-Mar-2024 Beachy Head: 1 White Wagtail male


16-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver still in north arm in morning

16-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 3 Long-tailed Duck (1 drake) still on sea off Church Norton

16-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Slavonian Grebe on sea off Church Norton in morning

16-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Spotted Redshank in morning


16-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail again in morning

16-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 8 Long-tailed Duck offshore early morning

16-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Woodlark flew in off sea early morning


15-Mar-2024 Worthing: 1 Shag on basket off Brougham Road with Cormorants

15-Mar-2024 Prince's Park (Eastbourne): 1 Black-throated Diver adult again showing well on lake late afternoon


15-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still

15-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank at Sidlesham Ferry

15-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 4 Long-tailed Duck (1 drake) on sea off Church Norton early afternoon


15-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Slavonian Grebe on sea off Church Norton early afternoon

15-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Velvet Scoter flew west 7.35-8.35am


15-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still in valley at midday

15-Mar-2024 Warnham LNR: 1 COMMON REDPOLL (Mealy) from Woodpecker Hide mid-morning

15-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult again showing well in north arm


15-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter male still

14-Mar-2024 Whelpey Level: 1 Little Ringed Plover flew over New Bridge Road

14-Mar-2024 Pannel Valley NR: 1 White-fronted Goose (Russian) flew to scrape at dusk with Greylag Geese


14-Mar-2024 Selsey: 3 Long-tailed Duck off East Beach

14-Mar-2024 Portobello: 1 Black Redstart adult male still on beach

14-Mar-2024 Shoreham Fort: 3 Wheatear on beach near west side

14-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still mid-morning

14-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter male still on cliff mid-morning


14-Mar-2024 Elmer: 1 Wheatear on rocks near Poole Place

14-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult again in north arm by orange buoys early morning


13-Mar-2024 Doleham Marshes: 1 Water Pipit


13-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Long-tailed Duck on sea


13-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still showing well

13-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover from Westmead Hide

13-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 11 White-fronted Goose (Russian) in field north of River Adur from cycle track


13-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still from Westmead Hide

13-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Spotted Redshank still on South Brooks early morning though distant

13-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult still in north arm by orange buoys early morning

12-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 Water Pipit in evening

12-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 8 White-fronted Goose (Russian) still on south side

12-Mar-2024 Henfield Levels: 1 COMMON CRANE near Small Dole at 4.10pm then flew towards Ashurst

12-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still between Itchenor and Bosham Hoe


12-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult showing well in north arm by orange buoys

11-Mar-2024 Prince's Park (Eastbourne): 1 Black-throated Diver adult again on lake and showing well


11-Mar-2024 Combe Valley Countryside Park: 1 Caspian Gull 1st-winter on flood then flew SE

11-Mar-2024 Combe Valley Countryside Park: 1 Water Pipit by river path

11-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Spotted Redshank

11-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank


11-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Long-tailed Duck female still off Dell Quay

11-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 5 Long-tailed Duck on sea


11-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 2 Long-tailed Duck still on sea off Church Norton

11-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 2 Slavonian Grebe on sea off Church Norton

11-Mar-2024 Portobello: 1 Black Redstart male

11-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit again from Redstart Corner Viewpoint mid-morning


10-Mar-2024 West Chiltington: 1 Large Tortoiseshell in wood

10-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Long-tailed Duck


10-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Slavonian Grebe


10-Mar-2024 Sidlesham: 1 HOODED CROW reported by Church Lane

10-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool

10-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 6 Long-tailed Duck (2 drakes) again on sea off Church Norton


10-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Slavonian Grebe on sea off Church Norton

10-Mar-2024 Red House Common: 1 Wheatear reported


10-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail again late morning

10-Mar-2024 Arlington Reservoir: 2 Little Gull in morning

10-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still showing well

10-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill off Church Norton by Tern Island in morning

10-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult again in north arm by orange buoys in morning and showing well

09-Mar-2024 Ashdown Forest: 3 COMMON REDPOLL (Mealy) (+) on Saturday with Lesser Redpolls


09-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 Spotted Redshank still in afternoon

09-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still in afternoon

09-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 2 Long-tailed Duck flew west in afternoon

09-Mar-2024 Brighton Marina: 3 Purple Sandpiper late afternoon

09-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black-throated Diver still on sea

09-Mar-2024 Warnham LNR: 3 COMMON REDPOLL (Mealy) reported mid-afternoon

09-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still on west side mid-afternoon and showing well


09-Mar-2024 Selsey: 1 Wheatear male at West Sands by old go-kart track

09-Mar-2024 Darwell Reservoir: 3 SCAUP (2 drakes) still at west end from path in Darwell Wood


09-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit again from Westmead Hide early afternoon


09-Mar-2024 Shoreham Harbour: 2 Purple Sandpiper again on East Arm

09-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still on Salt Pool in morning

09-Mar-2024 Littlehampton: 1 Little Ringed Plover in flooded field south of Ferry Road in morning


09-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Long-tailed Duck female still off Dell Quay in morning

09-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still between Westlands and Dell

Quay in morning


09-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult again in north arm by orange buoys and showing well


09-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still on west side in morning

08-Mar-2024 Middleton-on-Sea: 1 Black Redstart in horse paddocks off Ancton Lane behind small caravan site


08-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Water Pipit


08-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter male still on cliff in morning


08-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black-throated Diver on sea


08-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still on west side though mobile

08-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter male still


08-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Long-tailed Duck female again off Dell Quay

07-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Shag

07-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 White-fronted Goose (Russian) adult still with Greylag Geese late morning


07-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still on Salt Pool then flew to Ternery Pool

07-Mar-2024 Elmer: 1 Black Redstart still in horse paddocks behind Lane End caravan site

07-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Black Redstart 1st-winter male still on Castle Rocks though elusive


07-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still by valley near centre


07-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 2 Great Northern Diver off Itchenor jetty this morning

07-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still off Itchenor this morning

07-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool this morning

07-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter male still on cliff this morning


06-Mar-2024 West Rise Marsh: 3 Water Pipit still


06-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still

06-Mar-2024 Chidham: 1 Spotted Redshank


06-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 5 Great Northern Diver offshore early morning

06-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Slavonian Grebe on sea early morning

06-Mar-2024 Elmer: 1 Black Redstart in paddocks behind Lane End caravan site late morning


06-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still from Westmead Hide late morning

06-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool this morning

06-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Great Northern Diver off Itchenor


06-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still off Itchenor in morning

06-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver still at Sovereign Harbour north arm

by orange buoys then flew towards inner harbour and lost to view


05-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool early morning

05-Mar-2024 Darwell Reservoir: 3 SCAUP (2 drakes) still at west end from path in Darwell Wood


05-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still

05-Mar-2024 Brighton Marina: 1 Black Redstart adult male again near east side

05-Mar-2024 Exceat: 1 Caspian Gull from Friston Forest car park

05-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still from Westmead Hide

05-Mar-2024 Small Dole: 1 Short-eared Owl by River Adur towards old tip

05-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult again in north arm by orange buoys in boat-free area


04-Mar-2024 Brooklands Park (Worthing): 1 Goldeneye 1st-winter female still on lake this afternoon


04-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still

04-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still

04-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 White-fronted Goose (Russian) adult still

04-Mar-2024 West Rise Marsh: 1 Water Pipit (+) still


04-Mar-2024 Ditchling Beacon: 1 Hen Harrier male over ploughed field early afternoon

04-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still to mid-afternoon at least

04-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool late afternoon

04-Mar-2024 Chiddingly (near Whitesmith): 1 Black Redstart in garden this morning

04-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still off Itchenor jetty

04-Mar-2024 Midhurst: no sign of either Goosander on South Pond this afternoon

03-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Long-tailed Duck female again off Dell Quay

03-Mar-2024 Kithurst Hill: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail south of car park at 8.15am

03-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE still

03-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 White-fronted Goose (Russian) adult still

03-Mar-2024 Midhurst: 2 Goosander still on South Pond

03-Mar-2024 Pett Level: 1 White-fronted Goose (Russian) adult still

03-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail again over south side early afternoon then flew south


03-Mar-2024 West Rise Marsh: 7 Water Pipit this afternoon

03-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter still on concrete blocks


03-Mar-2024 Ferring: 2 Velvet Scoter offshore


03-Mar-2024 Westdean Woods: 47 Hawfinch roosted this afternoon

03-Mar-2024 Cuckmere Valley: 1 Water Pipit again north of Charleston Reedbed

03-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Slavonian Grebe this morning

03-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank in White's Creek this morning

03-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still

03-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still late morning


03-Mar-2024 Darwell Reservoir: 3 SCAUP (2 drakes and female) still at west end with Tufted Ducks from path in Darwell Wood


Scaup at Darwell Reservoir

03-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool late morning

03-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 7 Long-tailed Duck (2 drakes) on sea off Church Norton this morning


03-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 4 Slavonian Grebe off Church Norton this morning

03-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 9 Great Northern Diver off Church Norton this morning

03-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult still by orange buoys in north section at 8.45am

03-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still from Westmead Hide early morning

02-Mar-2024 Midhurst: 2 Goosander showing well on South Pond


02-Mar-2024 Sovereign Harbour: 1 Black-throated Diver adult relocated in North Harbour

02-Mar-2024 West Hill (Hastings): 1 Great Skua flew east past this morning

02-Mar-2024 Iford Brooks: 1 Hen Harrier male flew NW late afternoon


02-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still from Westmead Hide

02-Mar-2024 Black Down: 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE adult still near centre at 2pm

02-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still off Itchenor jetty

02-Mar-2024 Prince's Park (Eastbourne): no sign of adult Black-throated Diver this afternoon


02-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 3 Great Northern Diver early morning

02-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 1 Slavonian Grebe on sea early morning

02-Mar-2024 Rye Harbour: 1 Spotted Redshank still on Flat Beach

02-Mar-2024 Amberley Wild Brooks: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail flew south late morning

02-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail flew south over South Brooks late morning


02-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 2 Black-necked Grebe on South Brooks from Hail's View till mid-afternoon at least

02-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool

01-Mar-2024 Lower Cuckmere: 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 1st-winter still

01-Mar-2024 Newhaven: 1 Purple Sandpiper on East Pier this afternoon

01-Mar-2024 Shoreham Harbour: 1 Purple Sandpiper again on wooden jetty opposite Shoreham Fort


01-Mar-2024 Shoreham Harbour: 1 Eider 1st-winter drake at Soldiers Point this afternoon

01-Mar-2024 Selsey Bill: 3 Great Northern Diver on sea this morning

01-Mar-2024 Pulborough Brooks RSPB: 1 Water Pipit still


01-Mar-2024 Pagham Harbour: 1 Spoonbill 1st-winter still on Ferry Pool mid-afternoon

01-Mar-2024 Fishbourne Creek: 1 Black-throated Diver still off Itchenor jetty

01-Mar-2024 Prince's Park (Eastbourne): 1 Black-throated Diver adult still on lake late afternoon and showing well

01-Mar-2024 Splash Point (Seaford): 1 Black Redstart female/1st-winter male still on concrete blocks mid-afternoon


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