|Greater Black-backed Gull flying in with a large wriggling fish|
|not sure if it caught it or it was a fisherman's throwback? It had come in from at least a km|
|very long and thin|
|with a long pointed bill. Identified by Shane and Bob Self as a Garfish. Thanks guys, I wasn't sure.|
|Little Egret at Shoreham Fort|
|rooftop gulls, these Herring chicks are well camouflaged, not that much could get them up there|
|adult doing long-call, note lack of raised wings so not a Caspian Gull|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull looking to still be on eggs|
|North Thames Herring Gull GX0T on Shoreham Beach. It requires some imagination to read it from this image. I got closer for a clear reading but it then flew before I could get a photo.|
|Greater Black-backed Gulls, most likely a pair, and dead eel|
|its mine ...|
|... no, its mine|
|OK, let's share it|
Thursday 27 June. An adult female and two juvenile Peregrines on the chimney, a Ringed Plover on the beach, north Thames Herring Gull FS8T on Hove pitch & put and 3 Swifts over the house in the evening. Still in shock about the Needletail. What a bird it would have been to see. Several that made it in time have reported it as their best bird ever in the UK. I'm sure it would have been there or thereabouts for me to if I'd seen it.
Wednesday 26 June. Two juvenile Peregrines on the chimney, and 4 Swifts over the house in the evening. Shocking news that the Harris White-throated Needletail had collided with a wind-turbine and been picked up dead. Plans to go up for it were immediately shelved.
Tuesday 25 June. Two swifts over the house. Double checked to be sure they weren't Needetails, sadly not.
Monday 24 June. Two swifts over the house.
Sunday 23 June. An hour seawatching at Shoreham Fort where 2 Curlews flying west were the only evidence of movement although a few Fulmars, Gannets and Sandwich Terns were also seen and an unseasonal Great Crested Grebe. Three Little Egrets on the Adur and two Buzzards and a Jay during a walk through Nyman's Woods with Megan.