|Little Grebe at Widewater, I've very rarely seen one standing up|
|one of my first bird books illustrated grebes standing up. At the time I thought it an impossible pose. Clearly not but still very misleading.|
|Wheatear on a groyne at Widewater|
|one always hopes a late Wheatear is going to be a rare one but ours are often almost as nice|
|as it turned its back on me I was struck that it would probably be the last I see this year. Safe journey and see hopefully see you again in five months time|
Saturday 21 October. Very rough weather with some very heavy showers, one which caught Cookie and me on the Adur while checking the gulls at low tide. One of the 62 roosting Great Black-backed Gulls was colour-ringed making it worthwhile.
Friday 20 October. A short seawatch during a visit to Shoreham Fort in a very strong westerly wind produced 4 Gannets and an adult Mediterranean Gull flying west while a Rock Pipit and 2 Greenfinches were on the beach. Hopes of finding a Grey Phalarope were soon dashed and Widewater was no more successful. Later Megan and I took Cookie to Pulborough walking the fungi trail and to Hayle's Viewpoint. A Coal Tit was the highlight.