Started at Widewater where an hours seawatch produced 29 Gannets, 4 Fulmars and 8 Sandwich Terns. Also 4 Little Egrets and the pair of Mute Swans with 5 cygnets. Two Turnstone at Shoreham Fort with 200+ gulls but no colour-rings in evidence. Better luck on the Adur by Shoreham Airport with a North Thames Herring Gull and an unfamiliarly colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull. Also 5 Dunlin and one each of Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover and Curlew - more waders than I saw at Pagham yesterday.
|North Thames Herring Gull US8T on the River Adur at Shoreham Airport|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull 9P7 on the River Adur at Shoreham Airport|
|initially thought to be from a Lithuanian scheme, it wasn't, they suggested Estonia but it isn't theirs either. Enquiries are continuing but it seems likely it has come from much closer to home. It had - Guernsey.|