|Short-eared Owl coming in high over Shoreham Harbour|
|it came in quite purposefully once it had shaken the gulls off|
|a very pleasant surprise on an otherwise very quiet visit|
|Short-eared Owl in front of Worthing Pier (left hand bird)|
|almost half an hour later it was almost certainly a different bird|
|Lancing seafront flats in the background|
|Harlequin at Arundel WWT - probably my favourite duck|
|and very active during our visit|
|unlike the Scaly-sided Merganser which I felt it time to get my annual fix of. It remains very high on my most wanted list.|
|fully-winged Mandarin at Arundel|
|hard to resist a tame Robin|
Monday 24th. Both Peregrines were on Southwick Power Station as I cycled to work.
Sunday 23rd. I didn't manage to stick out an hour seawatching at Shoreham Harbour where nothing was going past and the highlight a Mallard inside the entrance. The Adur was little better although a brief White Wagtail was nice. In the afternoon Megan and I walked over the lock-gates seeing a Purple Sandpiper from the East Arm and a Peregrine on Southwick Power Station.
|White and Pied Wagtails on the Adur|
|the White flew off before I could get better images, typically the Pied remained but I wasn't too interested in it. The White shows a pale grey mantle, back and rump, clean flanks and a clear cut black nape.|