|Greater Black-backed Gull on the Adur - winner of knobbly-knees 2012|
|Herring Gull 0977 on the Adur|
|likely to have been ringed by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency although I never heard back about a similarly ringed Herring Gull some years ago (one of only 2 non-responses out of over 70 CR gulls I've reported)|
Taking advantage of a rare nice evening on Thursday I went to Lavington Plantation & Common, my preferred place to see Nightjars. Woodcock stole the show with 1 or 2 almost continually roding over the common from soon after 9pm. Also seen were a Barn Owl, 2 Nightjars, a Tree Pipit and 2 Stonechats while 2-3 Tawny Owls were heard.
|Tree Pipit at Lavington|
|2 very distant Woodcock roding over Lavington Common|
|a superb sunset at Lavington|
|Shoreham Harbours newish Lifeboat Station|
|Whimbrel on the Adur|
|Common Sandpipers on the Adur|
|Sedge Warbler singing its heart out by the Adur|
08 July 2012. misjudged the tide when returning to the Adur on Sunday, possibly due to heavy overnight rain. No colour rings were seen on the 150 gulls present although they soon were pushed off by the rising tide. Waders provided some compensation with 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, what appeared to be an icelandic Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Common Sandpipers. The Sedge Warbler was still in full flow.
|a well-plumed Little Egret on the Adur|
|also a contortionist|
|one of two Whimbrel seen on the Adur|
|looking down on Shoreham from Mill Hill|