Sunday, 1 July 2018

Goring and West Worthing

A short morning visit to the Gap produced the first Redshank of the autumn as it tracked west, as well as an eastbound movement of 25 Swifts and six Swallows. Two Little Egrets, three Sandwich Terns and two Oystercatchers were on the beach and one Gannet flew west. While cycling to the Gap, I heard a Pied Wagtail calling near the Sea Lane Cafe, my first on the patch for a while. 70 Black-headed Gulls represented a recent exit from breeding grounds.

Approaching home in West Worthing, a Goldcrest was singing from a garden around the corner and from the patio I counted 33 Swifts as they bunched together overhead, before realising they were reacting to a Peregrine moving overhead.

Peregrine over my garden