Saturday, 21 April 2012

Selsey to Shoreham (21 April 2012)

I started at Selsey where 2 Common Scoter were the only birds moving in three-quarters of an hour before the rain came in although 3 Great Northern Divers and a handful of terns including 3 Little and 2 Arctic were offshore.  A showy Cuckoo was calling repeatedly at Church Norton and another behind Sidlesham Information Centre while a Little Ringed Plover was on Sidlesham Ferry.  The perplexing chiffchaff was showing and stuttering well at Apuldram where a less contentious Mediterranean Gull was heard flying over.  Pulborough was quiet with two Nightingales heard briefly and a single Barnacle Goose consorting with the now rather too long-staying Pink-foot.  Three colour-ringed Herring Gulls were on the Adur by Shoreham Airport at low tide.

Mallard at Church Norton
Pheasant at Church Norton
Little Ringed Plover on Sidlesham Ferry
Sedge Warbler at Sidlesham Ferry
Apuldram chiffchaff, unfortunately my only digiscoped image making it look quite green above

Apuldram chiffchaff looking somewhat browner
Sussex Herring Gull A6MT roosting on the Adur
North Thames Herring Gull LU7T roosting on the Adur
North Thames Herring Gull M8BT still present on the Adur

1 comment:

  1. Hi Richard, A very diplomatic comment on the Chiffchaff sp.

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