|one of the two Greenshank at Pulborough Brooks|
Saturday 5 July. I woke late to find a surprisingly strong wind which had me thinking of a seawatch. A look at the pager to discover a Black-browed Albatross had flown east past Portland Bill reinforced that view although the reality from Widewater was just Gannets and a few Sandwich Terns. There was perhaps not enough south in the wind to bring anything else into view of the coast. A low tide visit to the Adur added two more Sandwich Terns, not that regular, and 3 North Thames colour-ringed Herring Gulls. 5 Carrion Crows, a pair with 3 young, were the most I've seen in our back garden.
|one of two white-winged Crows seen on the Adur. These or similar birds have been seen regularly on the eastern side of the Adur for almost as long as I can remember|
|North Thames Herring Gull AU9T. Ringed as a 1CY at Rainham Tip in December 2011, it was seen at Pitsea (Essex) the following month and on the Adur 3 times between May-July 2013.|
|North Thames Herring Gull TM9T. A well travelled bird first ringed as a 1CY at Pitsea (Essex) in September 2010 and seen on the Adur in March & July 2013 and now May & July 2014|
|the wanderings of TM9T (from North Thames Gull Group, http://www.ntgg.org.uk/)|
|North Thames Herring Gull GY1T. One I've not seen before - the 98th colour-ringed gull I've seen on the River Adur (between the old Toll Bridge and the harbour entrance.|
Monday 30 June- Friday 4 July. Mainly just Swifts over our road/house with up to 20 daily. A Peregrine was on the Power station chimney on Friday evening and a Great Spotted Woodpecker seen or heard in St. Anne's Well Gardens, Hove a couple of times while visiting mum and dad.