Saturday 10th. A very poor but improving forecast and a low tide meant that I started at the Adur (very little), moved on to Widewater (female Common Scoter and two pairs of Red-breasted Merganser) before heading west. The Bewick's Swan flock were showing distantly from Burpham with 33 birds present. I then headed to Chichester Gravel pits where I spent five hours to dusk mainly along the eastern edge of East Trout Lake not seeing or hearing the Dusky Warbler nicely found by Ads Bowley at the beginning of the week, and seemingly getting successively harder to see each day. A brief moment of excitement was caused by a skulking Cetti's Warbler before it showed enough of itself for a certain identification while the Red-crested Pochard was on Triangle Lake.
|large gulls on the Adur (still trying out the new SX60)|
|Common Scoter on Widewater|
|not quick enough for the merganser|
|Herring Gull at Widewater with stained or aberrant feathers|
|female Red-crested Pochard on Triangle Lake|