|pigeon and Hare at the Burgh|
|Red-legged Partridges near Canada Barn|
|Wheatear near Canada Barn|
|Willow Warbler singing at Mill Hill|
|one of the first turbines from Mill Hill on a rare day of reasonable visibility - much taller than I was expecting|
Sunday 9 April. After yesterday's disappointment and still feeling very jetlagged in the mornings I decided not to try the coast. Megan and I took Cookie to Lancing Ring, completing a circuit to Cowbottom Hovel and Steepdown. Five Wheatears were nice but it was rather quiet with 2 Buzzards, 10 Sky Larks, 2 Meadow Pipits, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff heard and 4 Corn Buntings. As it turned out seawatching would have been a better option.
|Wheatear, one of two seen near Cowbottom Hovel|
|North Thames Herring Gull Z9HT. I'd previously seen it here in April and August 2016. It was ringed at Rainham as a 1CY in November 2013 and was seen at Beddington in May 2014.|