Saturday 25 January. A day in west Sussex with John King. We started at Chichester Gravel Pits were nothing unusual was noted. Selsey Bill was quiet with a distant Great Northern Diver that spent most of its time underwater and two adult Mediterranean Gulls. It was low tide at Church Norton with most birds being distant, a handful of sea duck unidentifiably so. Highlights were a Goldeneye, several Red-breasted Mergansers and at least 30 Mediterranean Gulls. The Glaucous Gull had flown east to the end of the spit before we arrived and was carried back past us on its way into care. We finished the day at West Dean Woods seeing two Little Owls, 3 Marsh Tits and 4 Hawfinches (around the bend below Yewtree cottage).
|Glaucous Gull being taken into care|
|Quite a handful|
|Little Owl near Stapleash Farm|
|Hawfinch at West Dean Woods|