Tuesday, 16 January 2018


A short seawatch off Goring this morning produced six Dark-bellied Brent Geese, nine Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, two Gannets, three Great Crested Grebes and an auk sp. Two Redshanks were along the shore and all of the daily wader species were present, including, in the roost field at high tide, 425 Dunlin, 45 Ringed Plovers, nine Sanderlings and nine Grey Plovers. I logged five adult Mediterranean Gulls among a gathering of 340 Common Gulls in the field, where there were also two Skylarks.

A quick walk along Ferring Rife revealed the two Stonechats, a Water Rail, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, two Green Woodpeckers, two Moorhens, a Skylark and a Redwing of note.

Redshank at Goring