Monday, 19 February 2018

Goring/Ferring and Worthing

It was a somewhat dreich morning but I walked the entire patch anyway. Highlights at the Gap included an adult Mediterranean Gull, a Redshank, 63 Grey Plovers, 10 Sanderlings, 20 Ringed Plovers, 225 Dunlin, four Skylarks, a Moorhen, five Redwings, two Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. The two Greens provided a couple of entertaining minutes of observation as they engaged in a tense territorial face-off. Ferring Rife added a female Stonechat, 19 Redwings, eight Moorhens, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Little Egret.

Later on, in Worthing I heard a Grey Wagtail over the seafront.