|Goosander at Widewater|
|another welcome but perhaps erratic appearance at this site|
|my ambition to see Scaly-sided Merganser is put on hold for at least another winter so this is the next best thing|
|flooded Beeding Brooks from Truleigh Hill|
|Rock Pipit at Shoreham Fort|
Saturday 9th. Little at Cissbury with Megan and only an unread North Thames Herring Gull on the Adur at dusk - not helped by the river still being quite full at low tide. I was then kicking myself I had not tried Widewater as the Goosander seen by Richard Ives on Wednesday had reappeared.
|Megan by Cissbury trig-point|
Tuesday 5th. 2500+ Starlings headed west from the Palace Pier as I was cycling to work.
Sunday 3rd. A morning around Shoreham with the pair of Red-breasted Mergansers on Widewater with another and 3 Brent Geese the only birds seen offshore in half an hour. I should have stuck it longer to see Alan Kitson's Little Gulls and Great Skua although there were four adult and a first-winter Little Gull feeding with other gulls including a juvenile Kittiwake in the breakers off Shoreham Fort. Superb. Later a Dunlin and 3 Redshank was all i saw on the Adur.