Friday, 9 February 2018

Staines Reservoir and Sovereign Harbour

I took Christian C for an early morning dash for the 'AMERICAN HORNED LARK' at Staines Reservoir before heading back to Worthing. The weather was much more agreeable than during my last visit, so the bird could be properly enjoyed. A drake Scaup among a nearby gathering of Tufted Ducks was a nice bonus.

'American Horned Lark' at Staines Reservoir

Scaup with Tufted Ducks at Staines Reservoir

Later on, Ingrid and I visited Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne and enjoyed close views of the wintering 2CY Black Guillemot.

2CY Black Guillemot bothering a 2CY Black-headed Gull at Sovereign Harbour

2CY Black Guillemot at Sovereign Harbour