Here is the bird. Another that will require a bit more research ...
Also at Shorehan Fort were, eventually, all 12 Purple Sandpipers and the Black Redstart while a handful of Brent Geese were flying past, 11E and 8 W). A low tide visit to the Adur was again disappointing with no exposed sandbars and a bait digger on the shore. About 1000 large gulls were right out on the airfield but most were Herring. Too far to pick out anything interesting or see, let alone read, any colour rings.
|Purple Sandpiper on the beach before joining the high tide roost on the wooden inner pier|
|Black Redstart by Shoreham Harbour's West Arm. The bird has a rather strange almost rufous tint to the face and upper breast|
|nice not to be a gull|