|Little Stint on the breech Pool at Pagham|
|waders on the Breech Pool|
|juvenile Peregrine with one of its first kills, a pigeon|
|Herring Gull Z9HT, I'd previously seen it on the Adur in early April|
|approaching Shoreham Airport|
Friday 12 August. Megan and I walked around Wolstenbury and Newtimber Hills. Superb views from the former but few birds with 4 Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Spotted Flycatchers the only migrants.
|view west from Wolstenbury|
|Truleigh Hill and Chanctonbury distant left and right respectively|
|view NNW from Newtimber Hill|
|view SW from Mill Hill|
|House Sparrows in our garden|
Sunday 7 August. I met JK at Birling at 06:30 and we walked around for five hours. hampered by very low cloud (down to the Old Trapping Area) and a freshening wind we saw little. A brief Hobby was the only bird of note with just 9 Common and a Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Willow Warblers the only warblers seen. We also saw single Rock Pipit, Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer while 7 Sand Martins and 5 Swallows flew west. 12 Swifts over our house in the evening but they look to have been my last sightings.
Saturday 6 August. Megan and I walked around Arundel Park seeing a Red Kite, Gadwall and 4 Mediterranean Gulls. Still 11 Swifts over our house in the evening.
|looking up the Arun Valley from Arundel Park|
|Arundel Park trig point, Megan and an unusual view of the Burgh|
|Little Ringed Plover from West Mead Hide|
|look, no wing bar|
Thursday 4 August. A dusk 14 Swifts were zooming over our house like the Red Arrows.