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  • Blog Post: 30.7.13

    2 wood sandpipers and at least 2 green sandpipers present on the south brooks this morning. Ruff, 2 dunlin and 2 little ringed plovers present on the north brooks over the weekend. Greylag and canada geese numbers are slowly picking up, and 40-50 lapwings scattered around the pool areas. Plenty of...
  • Blog Post: 9.7.13

    A few waders passing through now - up to 10 little ringed plovers at west mead yesterday morning and 2 greenshank on the south brooks. Greenshank could be seen from the south brooks viewpoint (past the black pond and turn right). Several green sandpipers around the site - I saw at least 6 yesterday,...
  • Blog Post: 2.4.12

    First significant passage/appearance of sand martins and swallows occured over the weekend - the cloudy weather of saturday influenced things and small groups over the north brooks all day. A few house martins were also seen. Blackcaps are now singing from various points around the site, with little...
  • Blog Post: Sunny actually

    Finally, a warm, still, cloudless morning to enjoy on our monthly waterfowl count. Lots of lying water remains on some of the brooks providing good feeding for numerous herons and egrets. Highlights were at least 7 garganey (this constitutes a large flock!) on one of pools on the south brooks amongst...
  • Blog Post: waders refuelling

    The last week has seen a range of passage waders coming through - green sandpipers and little ringed plovers inevitably the most common (at least 6 of each on any given day), plus greenshanks (2), black-tailed godwits (2), dunlin and common sandpiper (2 or 3 each). Hobby, peregrine, sparrowhawk and buzzard...
  • Blog Post: Diversity, or, why do you come to Pulborough?

    I visited the reserve three times over the weekend. Friday at the Hanger the Peregrine went off to roost. Chattering Magpies and Blackbirds and whistling Wigeon and Teal ushered in the evening as the lights from Pulborough village reflected in the still waters of the North Brooks and bats came out to...
  • Blog Post: Marsh harrier on time

    At least one juvenile marsh harrier was hunting across the south brooks yesterday morning - this is typical August bird for us here and this one was right on cue. If previous years are anything to go by, it will stay around for some weeks. A young cuckoo was also present yesterday, eating cinnabar caterpillars...
  • Blog Post: Green dragon

    After the much needed rain of yesterday and last night (we had 32mm - probably more than fell in March, April and May put together!) a few passage birds have appeared. 1 dunlin, 1 green sandpiper and a common tern were present on the north brooks, together with the usual mallard, teal, wigeon, redshank...
  • Blog Post: West mead waders

    An interesting selection of waders on view from west mead and winpenny hides this morning - at least 14 ruff (a couple with lovely dark brown necks/breasts), 2 ringed plover, 2 little ringed plover, 5 redshank, 1 black-tailed godwit and about 8 dunlin. The little ringed plovers (see below, thanks Graham...
  • Blog Post: Spoonbill remains best scoop

    The (utterly fabulous) spoonbill is still present on the north brooks, giving great views from Nettley's hide and remains top of the list for most visitors. Little ringed plovers still around too, though generally harder to find! Lots of recently fledged birds aorund the trail - great, blue and coal...
  • Blog Post: woodlark shows up

    After a poor spring here for woodlarks, one was singing on the heath this morning, along with a yellowhammer. Other birds around the heath included lots of young blue tits, juv great spotted woodpeckers and juv chaffinches. Spotted flycatcher still to be found nr Jupp's view. On the brooks, a few...
  • Blog Post: Little ringed plovers appear, it starts snowing...

    Both ringed and little ringed plovers were seen on the reserve today - at least two of each present on the south brooks at about 13.00. The LRPs were suitable elusive, but hopefully they will be more visible over the coming days. And I hope they won't mind the rain/sleet/snow mix that was on offer...
  • Blog Post: stints still

    Single Temminck's stint still present on the north brooks this morning, along with a little stint, at least 6 ruff, 4 green sandpipers, 4 little ringed plovers, 2 ringed plovers and common sandpiper. Was interesting to see the two species of stint close together - the little bustling about constantly...
  • Blog Post: Nightingale lets fly

    My first nightingale of the year was singing from the thick scrub next to the hanger viewpoint this morning. Always the star of the spring migrant show, I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty more from this one over the next few weeks. Blackcaps, willow warblers and chiffcaffs were also singing from...
  • Blog Post: Waders, warblers, butterflies

    Still a selection of passage waders on the north brooks - greenshank, green sandpiper, common sandpiper and little ringed plover present this morning. Several lesser whitethroat, whitethroat, willow warblers and chiffchaffs in the scrub around the trail. Yesterday an adult male and juvenile female...
  • Blog Post: Temminck's stint stops by

    Last week's wryneck and spoonbills were topped by an all too brief gull-billed tern that was seen by a couple of birders on sunday morning for a few minutes before it headed north. This morning saw the run of good birds continuing as a Temminck's stint was on the pool in front of west mead hide...
  • Blog Post: still winter, but a few signs of spring

    After a few days of bright but chilly weather recently, today there was a definite sign of spring - a little ringed plover on the north brooks. These birds usually arrive in March here and are often the first spring migrants to be seen. A grass snake was seen yesterday, and again, mid-March is right...
  • Blog Post: Crossbills change tune

    Several singing crossbills are still around the heath - including at least 2 males doing very good woodlark impersonations. Also on the heath, the first green tiger beetle of the spring was seen on Saturday. Little ringed plover still present, though at times elusive (west mead is best place). Blackcap...
  • Blog Post: Wood sand

    A wood sandpiper was on the north brooks yesterday evening (per Gordon Beck) - also present several green and common sandpipers, 3 greenshank, redshank and 2 little ringed plover. Barn owl was hunting from about 20.00 and 3 common terns dropped in briefly (per David Andrews).
  • Blog Post: Coming, then going

    Nice mix of spring and winter today. First little ringed plover of the year arrived - was seen from West Mead by Anna. Grass snakes and adders have been seen around the site in various places today (including a mating ball of 4 or 5 individuals in the top of the hedge along the green lane!), and brimstone...