Following a report from the Gap of a flock of six westbound Garganey, I headed to Ferring Rife in the vain hope that they might have dropped in there. The site was generally quiet, with notables limited to four Mallards, a Pheasant, nine Moorhens, two Green Woodpeckers, three Skylarks, three Chiffchaffs, seven Meadow Pipits and two Linnets.
Back at the Gap, a quick walk produced my third patch tick of the day, a 2CY female-type Black Redstart in the same spot it was found my local birder Dave S yesterday. Other bits included five of both Meadow Pipit and Linnet, plus two Jackdaws heading east, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, seven Skylarks and a Green Woodpecker.
|Black Redstart at Goring Gap|