|Goosander at Petworth|
|definitely no scales there:-(|
|The River Arun overflowing its banks|
|Amberley Wildbrooks - very flooded |
|the closest family of Bewick's Swans|
|Red Kite at the Burgh|
Saturday 1 February. I cycled to Lancing noting 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and the Mute Swan family with 4 youngsters at Widewater on the way but nothing moving on the sea. It was quite an effort going against the wind but great coming back. So much so that I continued on to Shoreham Harbour but could only find 4 Purple Sandpipers tucked away out of the wind on the wooden jetty. The tide was high at the Adur Saltings where I counted 132 Snipe. In the afternoon Megan and attempted to I walk around Beeding Brooks but despite wearing wellies our usual route was impassible due to flooding and we stuck to the riverbank. We saw 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Fieldfares and 3 Reed Buntings.
Tuesday 28 January. Local Herring Gull A4AH at the University.