Saturday, 18 January 2020

Adur Estuary and Finsbury Park

In a really enjoyable couple of hours along the lower Adur in fine weather this morning, I caught up with the wintering Whimbrel and Greenshank, as well as two Curlew, a Kingfisher, a Rock Pipit, 15+ Reed Buntings, 13 Ringed Plovers, three Grey Plovers, 11 Oystercatchers, 12 Redshanks, 80+ Lapwings, five Teal, two Stonechats, four Meadow Pipits, 20 Linnets and four Skylarks.

Greenshank at Adur Estuary

Reed Buntings at Adur Estuary

Rock Pipit at Adur Estuary

Rock Pipit and Reed Buntings at Adur Estuary

A trip to London included lunch at Finsbury Park, where birds included four Mistle Thrushes, two Nuthatches, a Redwing, three Pochards, two Egyptian Geese and 42 Tufted Ducks.