17th June 2017

CISSBURY RING this morning featured two fly-over Mediterranean Gulls, brief bursts of song from a Lesser Whitethroat and - more unusually - a Reed Warbler, as well as three Bullfinches, two Yellowhammers and a Tawny Owl of note. DKC/VB/MB

13th June 2018

GORING GAP: A Lapwing which flew from the beach was definitely the biggest surprise and 132 eastbound Common Scoters included a raft of 115. A Bonxie, five Sandwich Terns, nine Gannets, and a Common Tern were offshore, while other bits included a Ringed Plover, three Oystercatchers, seven Swifts, 13 Black-headed Gulls (noticeable increase), a Little Egret and three Swallows. Trektellen. DKC

7th June 2018

GORING GAP: A worthwhile visit this morning, starting with a Bonxie and a Fulmar during a short seawatch, along with 16 Gannets and two Sandwich Terns. During an amble around the Gap, a Hobby appeared overhead, representing a well overdue patch tick, and two separate Painted Ladys were a treat. The tide was out as I began to head home but a scan of the beach only revealed a lone Oystercatcher. Trektellen. DKC

5th June 2018

GORING GAP: A very half-hearted visit produced an eastbound Swallow, five Gannets, a Little Egret and seven Oystercatchers of note. DKC

3rd June 2018

GORING: A Rosy Starling made for a very exciting encounter as it flew east over the George V Avenue roundabout at 10:50 - part of a recent influx into the country, it would be nice to pin this bird down if it wasn't moving straight through. Check any starlings you see! Earlier at the Gap I logged an eastbound flock of five Gadwall, 11 Gannets, a Swallow, a 2CY Mediterranean Gull, two Black-headed Gulls, two Sandwich Terns, two Little Egrets and an Oystercatcher. Trektellen. DKC

30th May 2018

GORING GAP/FERRING RIFE: It was a fairly quiet visit to the patch this morning before domestic stuff called. The Gap had two Sanderlings and three Turnstones, plus an Oystercatcher, 14 Swifts and two Swallows of note. At the Rife, I added another two Swallows and 11 Swifts, plus a Jackdaw, a Pheasant and a Mallard. Three Reed Warblers were actually a patch tick for me, showing perhaps more than anything my recent neglect of the 'secondary half' of the patch which is the Rife. DKC

27th May 2018

GORING GAP: I spent a couple of hours at the Gap this morning, the most notable observation being a Yellow Wagtail calling as it headed north - a rather late individual but incredibly my first of the year on the patch! A Curlew, three House Martins, three Swallows, five Swifts, five Common Scoters, four Shelducks, 55 Gannets, three Black-headed Gulls and two Sandwich Terns were also noted. Trek report here. DKC