|Great Crested Grebe and youngster
|now rather large for mum to carry on her back
|an all-too familiar view of the Hudsonian Whimbrel, not helped by distance or heat-haze
|even at this range the long thin, pale based bill and contrasting head pattern was clear
|the 'loose' feather had been obvious on a photo I had take two weeks earlier. Perhaps a bit surprising that it hadn't been lost?
|Second calendar-year Mediterranean Gull
Friday 26th. A Peregrine was on Southwick Power Station chimney and a Sandwich Tern offshore. 16 Swifts were over our house in the evening.
Thursday 25th. An evening visit to Pulborough produced 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Green Sandpipers and 81 Lapwing were on the North Brooks and 2 Nightjars on Wiggonholt Common.
Wednesday 24th. Megan and I walked up from High Trees to Truleigh Hill. Several Sky Larks and a Corn Bunting were singing and 15 Swifts and 2 Ravens flew over.
|looking west over Upper Beeding and Steyning from Truleigh Hill