Monday, 29 July 2019

Cissbury Ring and Adur Estuary

A morning ringing with Val, Mya, Sue and John saw a Garden Warbler, three Whitethroats, a Treecreeper and small numbers of Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs trapped and ringed. My first local migrant Meadow Pipit of the autumn flew over, a couple of Yellowhammers were singing and Bullfinches were vocal in the bushes. Two loud Ravens, three Buzzards and a Kestrel were seen. A Pied Wagtail, singles of Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Skylarks and a handful of Linnets were among the other birds logged.

Garden Warbler at Cissbury Ring

Treecreeper at Cissbury Ring

Willow Warbler at Cissbury Ring

Later on, a short stop at the Adur Estuary produced a Common Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers, four Little Egrets, 14 adult Mute Swans, two Swallows, a Skylark, four Cormorants and a Linnet.