A morning walk around Rackham and Parham with Megan was rather quiet despite it being quite warm and comparatively still. Two pairs of Mandarin on Parham pond were the highlight. A late afternoon visit to the Adur by Shoreham Airport produced 23 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 2 colour-ringed Greater Black-backs, including one of yesterday’s, an excellent Kingfisher, Rock Pipit and 64 Pied Wagtails flying to roost.
|Female Greater Black-backed Gull 28J roosting at low tide on the River Adur by Shoreham Airport. She was hatched at Paluel (CNPE), Seine-Maritime, Normandie on 23 May 2011 and was ringed there on 24 June.|
|Norwegian Greater Black-backed Gull JY22 roosting again at low tide on the River Adur by Shoreham Airport.|
|presumed male (all black bill) Kingfisher on the drainage ditch just south of Ricardo's, digiscoped from the riverbank|