Visits to the Adur at low tide on both Saturday and Sunday were disappointing with hardly any birds seen at all. 2-3 Little Egrets, few gulls (none with colour rings) and 2 Oystercatchers the only waders.
The west arm of Shoreham Harbour was closed on Sunday morning so after checking the beach (1 Turnstone, no colour-rings amongst the gulls) I seawatched from Widewater but soon gave up after seeing only 5 distant Gannets and 3 Sandwich Terns in half an hour.
|west arm of Shoreham Harbour|
|improvements to the cycle lane at Widewater?|
After an expectedly disappointing week-end it was somewhat ironic that my best bird was a Black Redstart singing from the southern-most grain silo by Gate 4 at Shoreham Harbour as I cycled to work. I thought I'd heard a single song of one distantly last week but it was hard to be sure in the wind. Presumably it is the bird I last heard on 25 May about 1/2 mile further west.