|Mediterranean Gull on the flat-calm sea off Shoreham Harbour|
|Herring Gull TM9T, the wanderer, see http://birdingneversleeps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tm9t-wanderings.html|
|2CY Mediterranean Gull on the Adur, distant and in heat haze|
|adult Mediterranean Gull on the Adur, its all red bill and full hood makes it different from recent adults in the area.|
Saturday 13 July. On early walk from Lock Bridge to West Grinstead and back I saw a Turtle and 11 Stock Doves, Little Owl, Kingfisher, 2 Jays, 2 Bullfinches and 8 Yellowhammers. A brief stop at the Adur on my way home added two Black-tailed Godwits and two Mediterranean Gulls. Later 20 Swifts were over our road.
|uncooperative Little Owl near West Grinstead|
|Turtle Dove near Lock Bridge, it flew out of a field into this tree. If it was calling I couldn't hear it. It didn't give good views in the tree either, and soon dropped from sight.|
|Two Black-tailed Godwits on the Adur. This time the western bank was the wrong one to be on for the light.|
|highly plumed Little Egret on the Adur|
|3CY Mediterranean Gull on the Adur|
Thursday 11 July. Both adult Peregrines on the Power Station chimney, 15+ Swifts over our road and a Stock Dove in the garden. So much for my hope that the adult male might have taken the two juveniles away somewhere. I now fear for their survival as I've not seen them for almost a week.
|Stock Dove on our lawn|
|Black-tailed Godwit on the Adur by Shoreham Airport|
|I was on the wrong river bank for the light|
Tuesday 9 July. An unreadable North Thames colour-ringed Herring Gull amongst 300+ loafing on Southwick Beach on my way home, the female Peregrine on the Power Station chimney and 20 Swifts over our road. I returned to the beach later with telescope but the tide had come in a bit, there were more people and no gulls at all.
Monday 8 July. Two unreadable North Thames colour-ringed Herring Gull amongst 400+ loafing on Southwick Beach on y way home. Also a hooded 3CY Mediterranean Gull, the female Peregrine on the Power Station chimney and 25 Swifts over our road.