Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Ferring Rife, Patching and West Tarring

On my way through Ferring my first Sparrowhawk of the year flew over the car. Two Snipe, a Water Rail, a Grey Heron, a Redwing, a Reed Bunting, a 2cy male Kestrel, a Grey Wagtail, 12 Skylarks, a singing Coal Tit, three Goldcrests and 17 Moorhens were logged during a morning walk at Ferring Rife.

2cy male Kestrel at Ferring Rife

The 'Northern Treecreeper' was still along the public footpath by the east side of The World's End pub, where George and I found a 'Siberian Chiffchaff' where the path opens out to the fields. Also a Firecrest still on the south side of the road, plus two Bullfinches, a Yellowhammer and a Meadow Pipit. A Great Crested Grebe was on the pond - my first water bird there beside a brief Mallard the other day!

'Northern Treecreeper' at Patching

'Siberian Chiffchaff' at Patching

A Grey Wagtail flew over our allotment in Worthing.