|juvenile Great Black-backed Gull pestering a parent for a meal|
|the adult soon became fed up with the begging and flew off|
|Whitethroat and Reed Warbler at Mill Hill - a decent fall by Unst standards but there it would be Barred and Blyth's Reed Warblers|
|Whitethroat with caterpillar|
|Cookie on Mill Hill|
|Willow Warbler in evening light|
|Seven Sisters and Belle Tout from Hope Gap|
|early morning Wheatear in Hope Gap|
Friday 25 August. A changed itinerary for what was to be a visit to Crowlink and Birling with Megan, Nessa, Ruth and Cookie. We started at Beachy Head Hotel and took in the Old Trapping Area Melodious Warbler which showed soon after our arrival, had a chat with Doreen Cooper and Brigit and Gareth James, and did a short circuit back to and part-way along the Cliff Path. It was very quiet but we hadn't been early and the day was heating up. We drovew back to Birling, found a space and walked a circuit to Belle Tout Lighthouse and Wood seeing 4 Wheatears along the cliff edge. After a visit to the centre and a brief roadside stop for 8 Yellow Wagtails in the cow field we headed back to Hove. Hopes of .
Thursday 24 August. Single Wheatears at Hove pitch & put and on Southwick Berach on my cycle home from work. At dusk an unringed juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Common Sandpipers.
|juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on the Adur, a chunkier bird than the colour-ringed individual so pewrhaps this one is a male and the other a female?|
|apparent darker mantled Herring Gull|
|the flock flew before I could get anything on it|
|Peregrine on Mill Hill trig point|
|gulls roosting on the Adur at low tide|
|North Thames Herring Gull, it looked to be DX6T|
|Yellow-legged Gull HD429. No news yet from the ringing scheme to which the earlier sighting was submitted.|
|the same bird on 27 July showing slightly more dark juvenile mantle feathers|
|Jersey Tiger Moth at Portland|
Sunday 20 August. 54 Ringed Plovers, 17 Dunlin and a juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Adur.
|juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull. Very uniformly dark upperparts|
|with Herring, longer and thinner|
|much easier to identify when with a parent|