27th May 2022

ANGMERING: 3 BEE-EATERS flew over calling  moving distantly to the south east (RS)

A STRIPED HAWK-MOTH was trapped also in a private garden (GP)


24th May 2022

FERRING: I’m 90% sure I’ve just had a Striped Hawkmoth down Ferring Rife very briefly feeding - shot off before I could get a pic! Red Kite over Ferring Country Centre earlier and the fully lecustic/Albino Starling is still about. A White-tailed Eagle also flew over east (GK)

17th May 2022

WEST WORTHING: Painted Lady butterfly on beach (EC) 

15th May 2022

ANGMERING: 7 Swifts over (RS)

GORING GAP: 5 Great-crested Grebes, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatchers (RI).

PATCHING5 House Martins, 4 Swallows and 2 Buzzards (RI)

SALVINGTON: 4 Swifts over Rogate Road (NB)

WORTHING BEACH: Seawatch off Worthing quiet, 1 Fulmar 37 Gannets 26 Common Scoters 2 Whimbrels 5 Dunlin's 21 Sandwich Terns & just 1 Swallow.(DS)

14th May 2022

FERRING: Three Spotted Flycatcher (Ferring) and one female Redstart Kingston Gorse. (GK) Upto 4 Reed Warblers along the Rife and by the country centre pond, good number of Whitethroat around, Chiffchaff, Blackcap singing, Stock Dove in paddock at southern end by cafe (NB)

HIGHDOWN: Cuckoo over W, 5 Swift W, 11 Swallows, 2 Grey Heron S, 11 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroats, Firecrest (different bird to yday), m Bullfinch, singing Corn Bunting, Red-legged Partridge and 4 Yellowhammer. (GJ)

13th May 2022

CISSBURY: 2 Spotted Flycatcher north path 2 Grey Partridge south path (JJ) 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a Hobby sw side, 2 male Whinchats Nepcote gallops (CO)

FERRING: A long day Between East Preston and Goring Gap. Highlights A total of 11 Spotted Flycatcher’s, 5 Redstart (3 Male 2 Female), 3 Whinchat (2 male 1 female) and a Pergerine early morning in farmers field Kingston Gorse. (GK)

Spotted Flycatcher 3 Wheatears Ferring country centre (CH)

Spotted Flycatcher, Peregrine Falcon and Whinchat (GK)

GORING GAP: Wheatears still arriving. 8 at Goring Gap this morning. All moved through rapidly. Also a Bar-tailed Godwit (RS)

HIGHDOWN: 4 Wheatear (horse paddocks), Redstart, Firecrest, Peregrine over W, Red Kite, 18 Swallows, 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroats and 2 Yellowhammer. (GJ)

LYCHPOLE HILL: 3 Swifts, 5 + Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Whinchats (MG/KG)

STEEP DOWNA Spotted Flycatcher and female Common Redstart enlivened my usual stroll around Steep Down this morning. Plenty of Skylarks singing, several territorial Corn Buntings and probably 20 Whitethroats churring and displaying on my route. A single Sand Martin was my first this year.  Rather too cool and windy for butterflies but at least two Wall Browns were seen.(JN)