|Turtle Dove on the Knepp Estate, almost the first bird I saw|
|these two and a third were in the extreme southern section|
|Cuckoo at the Knepp Estate|
|female Great Spotted Woodpecker|
|interestingly the colour rings were a different colour and on different legs|
|the highlight of our visit to Mill Hill|
Tuesday 08 May. A seawatch from Hove seafront on my way to work was hardly worth getting up early for with 3 Canada Geese the highlight. A fog bank didn;t help and might have explained why I didn't see 5 Pomarine Skuas on their way to Seaford.
Monday 07 May (continued). I returned to the coast watching from the end of Shoreham Harbour from 17:30-19:30 and managed two Pomarine Skuas just about my side of the murk at 18:41 and 19:27. The former had a good tail and was seen off Brooklands a few minutes before, the latter didn't and was presumably that seen off Goring at 19:00. Unfortunately a flock of 5 seen at Selsey at 17:03 and Seaford at 18:11 wasn't seen by me or BJ who was on the arm when I arrived.
|another Shetland-Sussex connection, the other way this time but little compensation for the 'loss' of two of our best birders, the late MSC and more recently DC.|