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England Month List

Three weeks now have brought me a mere 94 species [...]

A Few Year Birds

Sidlesham Ferry, which I call part of Pagham Harbour, held a pectoral sandpiper [...]

Birling Gap Migrants

Birling Gap is a National Trust honeypot but one minute away lies a less disturbed treasure – the Lookout [...]

Long-Billed Dowitchers, Shapwick Heath

This species is fast becoming a Somerset speciality. Indeed it’s the only British county where I’ve seen it. [...]

Iceland Gull, Cheddar

My first English occurrence of this white gull. Five years have elapsed since my last sighting at Fraserburgh. [...]

Marsh Harrier, RSPB Pulborough

At first it looked like a buzzard, scattering the wigeon, teal and pintail at this West Sussex reserve. [...]

Steyning, West Sussex

I can drink Harveys around here. In Beeding the Kings Head serves it and in Bramber is the Maharajah. [...]

Pagham Harbour, West Sussex

Church Norton sits at the southern end and must provide the best viewing of passage waders. [...]

Heard but Not Seen

Cissbury Ring, West Sussex held calling quail. I was on my visit to Steyning. [...]