Monday 1 April 2013. Shoreham Harbour seawatch from 06.55-09.25, mostly in the company of Dick Eyre-Walker. Just about enough was going past to keep one's interest despite lengthy periods with very little. Passage noted was distant diver 3E & 3W, Brent Goose 64E (with another 45 seen by Dick before I arrived), Shelduck 1E, Mallard 2E, Gadwall 7E & 2 on sea, Pintail 19E, Shoveler 3E, Common Scoter 8E & 50+ on sea, Red-breasted Merganser 2E, small wader 2E, Curlew 4E, Sandwich Tern 40E & 21 roosting in the harbour and Razorbill 4E. Also 2 Purple Sandpipers seen from the end of the West Arm on the exposed rocks half way along the east side of the East Arm. Rock Pipit heard but not seen.
|Gadwall on the sea off Shoreham Harbour|
|Shelduck still sleeping on the Adur|
|Shelduck still on the Adur and sleeping again|
|Herring Gull KT4T|
|it was first ringed at Pitsea, Essex on 5Mrch 2011 and was first seen on the Adur a week later. I've also seen it in December 2011, March and July 2012 and January 2013 while it was at Aldburgh, Suffolk in April 2012.|
|Herring Gull AU9T|
|Shelduck still on the Adur and not always asleep ...|