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Monday, 25 June 2018

Warnham LNR

On my way back down to Worthing today, I arranged to meet up with Phil at an old favourite reserve of mine, Warnham LNR near Horsham, for a potter about. We enjoyed watching the antics of three Common Terns - the local pair and another - as well as a family of Grey Wagtails and a distant Kingfisher duo. Five Reed Warblers were singing and a Black-headed Gull flew through. The Great Crested Grebe pair had three young. The highlight, though, was a magical and long overdue encounter with my first ever White Admiral - first in Britain at least, I think I saw one in France years ago. We also got nice views of a couple of Silver-washed Fritillaries, my first of the year.

Common Tern

Grey Wagtail

White Admiral

Silver-washed Fritillary