Saturday 11 May. An early visit to West Mill produced 2 Lapwings, Turtle Dove (heard), a Cuckoo, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Nightingale. Later Cissbury with Megan and Cookie was very quiet with Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Greenfinch and Yellowhammer.
Friday 10 May. I took Cookie to the Knepp Estate where we spent four hours walking around the southern section, most in the company of DS. I saw 2 introduced White Storks at their nest, 8 Stock and 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Great Spotted and a Green Woodpecker, 2 Jays, Lesser Whitethroat (and 2 heard), 6 Chiffchaffs and a Mistle Thrush. I also heard 6+ Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers and 3 Nightingales.
|Turtle Dove at Knepp|
|under-appreciated when they were common ...|
|Introduced White Storks at Knepp, not exactly unobtrusive|
|Ringed and Grey Plovers on the Adur|