Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Worthing, Goring and Dungeness

I didn't manage to get out to the patch as planned during the morning, which was frustrating. I spent the morning writing in our West Worthing garden, which produced a tick in the form of a fly-over Yellow Wagtail, and later on had a possibly migrant Buzzard over the shops in Goring. Later on, a twitch to Dungeness was very satisfying and it was great that Ingrid could come along with me. We arrived at the RSPB car park in the evening and made our way to the Firth Hide, getting decent views of the juvenile Black Tern of the American form surinamensis along with several of its nominate congeners - mainly juveniles but including a couple of moulting adults - mixed in with the hordes of Common Terns. A juvenile Knot, a Little Ringed Plover and a Ringed Plover were on the mud in front of the hide, while the pit also held three Egyptian Geese, and a few Sand Martins were feeding.

juvenile Buzzard over the shops in Goring