|recently arrived Wheatear on the west arm of Shoreham Harbour|
|Wheatear on the fence by the new coastguard lookout|
|continuing demolition of the old coastguard building|
This very dark bodied Herring Gull was seen on an evening visit to the Adur. Unfortunately it wasn't seen at all well in flight.
Sunday 8 April. A seawatch from 07:00-07:30 in wet and murky conditions produced no passage at all with 7 Turnstone on the west arm and a Little Egret inside Shoreham Harbour the only notebook entries. A yellow colour-ringed Herring Gull was seen on the Adur although viewing conditions (into the rain) were difficult and photos very poor. A North Thames red-ringed Herring Gull was also seen but frustratingly only well enough to get the first and last of the 4 character code. No sign of the very dark bird seen last evening. A pair of Shoveler were on the Adur too with a male Wheatear by the old Toll Bridge.
Megan and I saw 4 slow-worms on our allotment composters and 14 Stock Doves, 18 Sky Larks and 5 Corn Buntings on a Lancing Ring/Coombes Head/Steep Down circuit.
|Herring Gull 2X3B, seemingly from a ringing scheme based in Kings Lynn|
|my first yellow-ringed Herring Gull, I was hoping it might have come from further afield|
|Slow worms attracted to the warmth of our allotment composters|