25 October. What a superb bird! I left work early and after cycling home (26 Pied Wagtails along Hove seafront) grabbed my telescope and drove over to Worthing. I watched the bird feeding on the beach and nearby rocks at Splash Point from about 5pm until it was almost too dark to see at 6.10pm. An absolute stunner.
|Desert Wheatear at Splash Point, Worthing|
|poor light meant a high ISO or low shutter speed|
|fortunately it wasn't always moving - no sharp flying gulls at 1/15th for me!|
|pity it chose the most unsightly post to perch on|
|it is not often that a small birds legs stand out so much|