|early morning at Shoreham Fort|
|Friday's eclipse would show well in similar conditions|
|the first Wheatear is always eagerly anticipated|
|and rarely disappoints|
|Teal at Widewater|
|Stock Dove in the garden|
Sunday 15 March. A quiet hour at Shoreham Fort with just 2 Common Scoter and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers moving east and two Purple Sandpipers under the wooden jetty. Later Megan and I walked a circuit from Lancing Ring to Cowbottom and Steepdown seeing 4 Buzzards, 22 Sky Larks (many in song), 3 Fieldfares and a Raven. My mum's 89th birthday.
|Enid Collett leaving at high speed - someone in the sea off Worthing which proved to be a false alarm|
|trying out the new camera following its repair|
|it seemed to have been successful|
|although this Turnstone was a very obliging subject|
|Purple Sandpiper on the west arm|
|Rock Pipit on the west arm|
|the white tips to the median and greater coverts might be suggestive of littoralis|
|the same could be said of the white ground colour to the underparts|
|Raven over Coombes|
|Richard's Pipit on the Ouse Estuary Project|
|Great Grey Shrike north of Exceat Bridge|
|one of the rare occasions it wasn't sheltering from the cold NE wind|
|the 'bandit' mask always looks good head on|
|juvenile White-fronted Goose, lower Cuckmere|
|Norwegian Greater Black-backed Gull, presumably J7426, lower Cuckmere|
Friday 13 March. Herring Gull A5HH at the University's Sports Centre.
Thursday 12 March. The lock-gates were open for a boat on my way home so I went on to the east arm seeing 12 Turnstones but not the hoped for wheatear.
Wednesday 11 March. An Eider flying east saved an hour at Shoreham Harbour from being almost birdless, an adult Mediterranean Gull and returning North Thames Herring Gull were seen on the Adur at low tide while a walk around Mill Hill with Megan produced a single Buzzard.
|North Thames Herring Gull F9BT. Seen by me at Widewater in February 2013 and on the Adur in May 2014. It had been ringed as 1CY at Pitsea Landfill (Essex) in October 2012 and was seen (not by me) on the Adur in April 2013.|
Monday 9 March. A Peregrine on Southwick Power Station chimney.