A scan of the Adur Estuary from the toll bridge revealed two Avocets - an adult and a juvenile - along with an Oystercatcher, two Little Egrets, a 3cy Mediterranean Gull, a House Martin and a Kestrel. Juvenile Herring and Black-headed Gulls were present.
|Avocets (juvenile left) on the Adur Estuary|
Late afternoon I called in to Brooklands Park. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was the main feature - I was looking for juveniles but a local adult is a far rarer treat so I spent a fair while enjoying this mighty bird. Also present were a Little Grebe, a Little Egret, a 3cy Mediterranean Gull, three adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Tufted Duck, a House Martin, two Swifts, a couple of Goldcrests and three fledged Herring Gulls. A female Mallard had a brood of nine young ducklings and a Coot pair had three youngsters. Four young Mute Swans with a lone adult are now full juveniles.
|adult Yellow-legged Gull at Brooklands Pleasure Park|
|Mallards at Brooklands Pleasure Park|
|Mute Swans at Brooklands Pleasure Park|
An evening visit to Chantry Hill produced a couple of Tawny Owls, one of which was showing nicely on posts, as well as a heard Barn Owl, singing Corn Bunting and a Lapwing.