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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Goring Gap, Adur Estuary and Brooklands Pleasure Park

A slow hour at the Gap first thing produced three Sanderlings, seven Turnstones, 20 Ringed Plovers, four Oystercatchers, eight Sandwich Terns, seven Gannets, an adult Mediterranean Gull, an adult Common Gull, a Willow Warbler and 21 Little Egrets.

The next stop was the Adur Estuary, where there was a Common Sandpiper, a Whimbrel, two Dunlin, 27 Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, nine Turnstones, five Little Egrets, 10 Mute Swans and two adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Late morning I popped in for a short visit to Brooklands Pleasure Park. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Little Grebe and one of the parent Mute Swans with the four young were among the birds present.

juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (left) at Brooklands Pleasure Park