|Although the bird did not appear distressed or to have restricted mobility, the pinkish feathering at the base of its right leg did look rather like a wound?|
|the local crows were not keen on it although this was as close as we saw them venture|
|the extensive breast and might suggest that this bird is a female?|
|a bit of damage to the right wing might be connected to the apparent wound mentioned above?|
|Avocets on Sidlesham Ferry|
|practising synchronised preening?|
|Sandwich and 2 Little Terns on Tern Island. My first Littles of the year - I'd forgotten how small they are|
Friday 7 June. Black Redstart seen singing from Timber Yard, Ringed Plover on the beach, Peregrine on the Chimney.
Thursday 6 June. Black Redstart heard at Shed 6, 2 Ringed Plover on the beach, 3 Swifts over our road.
Wednesday 5 June. 2 Ringed Plover on the beach, 6 Swifts over our road.
Tuesday 4 June. Black Redstart heard from Timber Yard, 3 Ringed Plover on the beach. An evening woodcock survey visit to Lavington Plantation/Common produced 3 Woodcock (6 sightings), 3 Nightjars and a Cuckoo. no sign of any Tee Pipits where 3 were singing previously while Tawny Owls were much less vocal and a distant Wood Lark was heard briefly.
Monday 3 June. Black Redstart heard at Timber Yard, 3 Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper (my first of the year!) on the beach, 7 Swifts over our road.