Five Purple Sandpipers were feeding on the inner west arm with c20 Turnstones and a late Wheatear and two Rock Pipits were on the west arm proper. Very little was evident on a windswept Widewater, just the Mute Swan family (still 5 youngsters) and 4 Little Grebes.
On a morning walk around the Burgh with Megan we saw a Red Kite, 3 Buzzards, 5 Grey Partridges, 7 Long-tailed Tits and 20+ Linnets but no buntings at all. Nothing was seen on a dusk visit to the Adur just before low tide.
|Wheatear on the west arm of Shoreham Harbour|
|gulls on the beach|
|too much movement for easy colour-ring reading|
|Although Greater Black-backed Gull A26 did land on the inner east arm. It was ringed on Chausey Island, Normandie in June 2007 and I had seen it on the Adur 5 times between April 2010 and December 2011|