Sunday 17 March. 06:50-07:50 seawatching, this time from the end of Shoreham Harbour as the wind had dropped somewhat. A very clear horizon wasn't encouraging and little was going past although it did include decent views of two adult Little Gulls (making up for yesterday's disappointment) and a Sandwich Tern. Also 3 divers, 2 Brent Geese, 10 Common Scoter and 5 distant mergansers. Two Peregines were on Southwick Power Station chimney and two Purple Sandpipers and 39 Turnstones around the inner arm despite a low tide. There were 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the Adur at low tide with a still winter plumaged Water Pipit seen there briefly.
|noisy Blackbird by the Adur|
Wednesday 13-Thursday 14 March. Thankfully the snow was short lived. 1-2 Peregrines on Southwick Power Station chimney on the way to/from work.
Tuesday 12 March. The University was closed due to snow so I cycled down to the Adur and Widewater. The roads were treacherous in places so I was pleased not to have to go further, more so given the strong easterly wind. A Brent Goose, 13 Teal and 2 Snipe were on the Adur by the airfield and a male Black Redstart was seen briefly on the road by the entrance to Widewater. The saltings at high tide held 44 Teal, 69+ Snipe, 65+ Redshank and a Curlew while an Avocet flew off as the tide came in.
|snow on our back window|
|our front door|
|view from our front door|
|Avocet on Adur saltings|