|Four Purple Sandpipers at Shoreham Harbour (taken with the old camera, the new one doesn't fit in my cycling bag with telescope and tripod)|
|a sightly more identifiable image of three of them|
|Turnstones roosting on the beach|
Saturday 04 April. A bike around Shoreham didn't get further than the beach where after an hour the fog rolled in. Until then I'd only seen 10 Brent and 3 Canada Geese, 34 Common Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red-throated Divers and 2 Gannets and so was about ready to come home! Unsurprisingly very few were about when I was.
Friday 03 April. Megan and I took Cookie up to Mill Hill for our daily exercise. We saw 2 Buzzards, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Later a Stock Dove was in the garden.
|Common Buzzard over Mill Hill|
|getting the hang of my new camera was helped by it hanging in the wind|
|Peacock at Mill Hill. We saw 3-4 as well as our first Brimstone and a dullTortoiseshell|