Wednesday 30 May 2018

Goring/Ferring Rife

It was a fairly quiet visit to the patch this morning before domestic stuff called. The Gap had two Sanderlings and three Turnstones, plus an Oystercatcher, 14 Swifts and two Swallows of note. At the Rife, I added another two Swallows and 11 Swifts, plus a Jackdaw, a Pheasant and a Mallard. Three Reed Warblers were actually a patch tick for me, showing perhaps more than anything my recent neglect of the 'secondary half' of the patch which is the Rife.

I saw my fledgling Great Tits of the year at the Gap and Goldfinch was another juvenile year tick at the Rife.

Turnstones at Goring Gap