26 August. An hour seawatch in poor conditions at Widewater produced only my second Black Tern in four years! It was being blown east by the strong wind even though it appeared as if it would rather be heading west. Also single Fulmar, Sandwich and Common Terns and Grey Plover. A late afternoon low tide visit to the Adur added North Thames Herring Gull F9BT, my fourth sighting of it since 2011, 74 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin and loads of flowers (and TV vans) on the Old Toll Bridge.
|Old Toll Bridge|
|Herring Gull F9BT|
|TV vans on the Old Toll Bridge, Shoreham flyover used a s a car park for accident investigation staff|
22 August. A morning at Beachy with the usual suspects. Rather quiet but my first Yellow Wagtails (18) and Whinchat of the year . Also 15 Swifts, 18 Sand Martins, 200 Swallows, 2 Wheatears, 2 Reed Warblers, 30 Whitethroats, 2 Lessers, 27 Willow Warblers and 10 Corn Buntings. Megan and I were planning on cycling to Mill Hill in the afternoon to catch the end of the airshow but jst as we wer eleaving Josh arrived home from work to tell us there had been a crash and it had been cancelled.
|the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry from Beachy, in a week Megan and I would be on it.|