Friday, 24 January 2020


A satisfying morning's birding along the Adur between Coombes and Botolphs featured three local year ticks: a Canada Goose with a flock of nine Greylags overhead, and a flock of 32 Fieldfares. An adult male Peregrine was on the cement works tower. Other observations included four Little Grebes, a Grey Wagtail, five Meadow Pipits, three Reed Buntings, two Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, four Buzzards, 97 Common Gulls, 25 Collared Doves (including a flock of 20), five Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, three Kestrels, 120 Rooks, two Skylarks, five Goldcrests and nine Mallards.

Greylag Geese and Canada Goose

male Green Woodpecker

adult male Peregrine