Friday, 25 May 2018

Goring and West Worthing

Sightings at Goring this morning included nine Common Scoters, a Fulmar, two Mediterranean Gulls, seven Gannets, 11 Sandwich Terns, a Little Egret, four Ringed Plovers, three Sanderlings, five Swifts, a Swallow and a singing Goldcrest. I had to double-take when, sitting in the garden later on, I heard a Reed Warbler chuntering away a few gardens along! Late migrants of this species can indeed turn up in strange places. A couple of Swallows flew through and a Goldcrest was singing next door. I guess the latter might be starting second broods.

Little Egret on the beach at Goring