Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Goring Gap and Ferring Rife

The first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull of the season was at Goring Gap today, while movers there included a Meadow Pipit, a Pied Wagtail, 10 Swifts, four Common Terns, two Mediterranean Gulls and a Gannet. Seemingly typical here for the time of year was a dispersing Treecreeper in the Plantation, and a Green Woodpecker called. Seven Little Egrets, Skylark, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff were also logged.

juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Goring Gap

Ferring Rife provided a few highlights, including a Grey Wagtail, a surprising eight Reed Warblers (two fledglings), 10 Swallows, a Reed Bunting, a Grey Heron, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Coal Tit, a Song Thrush, three Mallards, two Moorhens, a Swift, five Whitethroats, a Blackcap, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker, a Linnet, and a Sandwich Tern offshore.

juvenile Reed Warbler at Ferring Rife

Skylark at Ferring Rife

Swallow at Ferring Rife