Wednesday 16 & Friday 18 November 2011. A peregrine was seen on the power station chimney as I cycled by on the way to work.
Saturday 19 November 2011. Feeling unenthused I cycled to Shoreham Harbour, Widewater and the Adur seeing a Grey Plover on the Adur, Guillemot in the harbour entrance and 2 Goldcrests at New Salts Farm. Despite the tide being low there were no colour-ringed gulls on the Adur although those that were there were soon disturbed by bait diggers and flew off. On returning home I decided to try for the Yellow-browed Warbler which had been seen again at Pulborough although it had not been seen for over two hours when I arrived. Three hours of unproductive searching produced 25 Fieldfares, a Redwing, 3 Goldcrests, 7 fly-over Crossbills and 2 Bullfinches. I decided to cut my losses and went on to Greatham where a Barn and 3 Short-eared Owls saved the day. Also at Greatham 30 Fieldfares flew into roost and Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler were heard.
|Fieldfare at Pulbouough - it is in there somewhere|
|Nuthatch at Pulborough|
|Short-eared Owl in poor light at Greatham|
|Robin at Birling - not the bird with a red throat I was hoping for|
|Stonechat at Birling - sometimes this is as good at Beachy gets|