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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Goring Gap, Brooklands Pleasure Park and Adur Estuary

Goring Gap first thing was almost immediately written off by grotty weather, with just two Mediterranean Gulls (adult and juvenile), two Little Egrets, two Sandwich Terns and an Oystercatcher noted before then.

Brooklands Pleasure Park had two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls among the small number of Larids present. An adult Mediterranean Gull and three Lesser Black-backed Gulls were also present, along with the usual Mute Swan family. A Goldcrest was still feeding juveniles by the stream, where a Green Woodpecker yaffled.

Yellow-legged Gull at Brooklands Pleasure Park (bird 1)

Yellow-legged Gull at Brooklands Pleasure Park (bird 2)

Yellow-legged Gull at Brooklands Pleasure Park (bird 2)

Yellow-legged Gull at Brooklands Pleasure Park (bird 2)

Five minutes scanning the Adur Estuary from the toll bridge produced four Oystercatchers, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Little Egret and eight Mute Swans.