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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Cissbury Ring and West Worthing

A morning ringing with Val, Finch and Mya produced some interesting catches. Juveniles of Lesser Whitethroat and Treecreeper found their way into the net, and a Woodpigeon proved something bigger to get our hands on. Two Crossbills calling as they flew ESE was the best moment of the morning for me, though. In the nearby fields a Corn Bunting sang and a few Red-legged Partridges were arguing among themselves. Three Yellowhammers seen included a juvenile. A Swift, four Swallows, a Lesser Black-backed Gull and two Buzzards were among some of the other species noted. In the evening, 30 local Swifts were over my West Worthing garden. I spent a while savouring the sight and sound - it won't be long till they're gone!

juvenile Lesser Whitethroat at Cissbury Ring

juvenile Treecreeper at Cissbury Ring