Monday, 10 October 2011

Rackham and River Adur (09 October 2011)

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

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