Tuesday 1 May 2018

Goring and Ham

A short visit to the Gap early in the morning produced a Whimbrel and a male Wheatear. Later on, another circuit was rewarded with a singing Sedge Warbler in the northwest corner, along with a couple of Willow Warblers. Today I also noted a Swallow, nine Oystercatchers, three Turnstones, three Gannets, two Sandwich Terns, a Moorhen, four Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs and a Mallard.

Ingrid and I twitched the Stone-curlew at Ham near Sidlesham but failed to spot it in the fading light, although it called loudly three times. A Barn Owl was hunting, as was a Sparrowhawk and a few Red-legged Partridges were around.