I got away on time on Thursday and, with the lock-gates open as a cargo ship was going out, I cycled on to the East Arm of Shoreham Harbour. There I was rewarded with a nice view of a Purple Sandpiper, 3 Turnstones and a Rock Pipit. It is not often that I thank the Shoreham Harbour lock-gates for being open, although as one side or the other must always be closed it is beyond me why cyclists and pedestrians can't be directed across the western lock-gate when the eastern one is open to boats.
|the hyper-efficient Gatun Lock, Panama Canal, August 1985. Shoreham could learn a few things from them.|
Few gulls, a Little Egret and 2 Redshank were on the Adur at low tide although it was hardly worth looking. Finally 8 Blackbirds in our small back garden at dusk.
|Raven at Beachy, regularly seen these days but they still give me a thrill|
|Whitethroat at Beachy, or did I just overlook a Swainson's Thrush?|
|no birds on the Adur (as is usually the case for me) but an interesting sky|