When at home briefly mid-morning, three Mute Swans flew over our West Worthing garden, then from the car we saw the drake Pochard on the lake at Brooklands Park when at the traffic lights.
I dropped Ingrid off in Brighton for an appointment and killed the time before picking her up with a trip to Newhaven West Beach. There I enjoyed spectacular views of some 24 Fulmars on and around the cliffs, and rafting on the sea just offshore. Eight Purple Sandpipers and seven Turnstones were visible at long range on the east arm and a Great Crested Grebe was on the sea. A Rock Pipit was busy around the car park and a Sparrowhawk flew along the clifftop.
|Fulmar at Newhaven|
|Rock Pipit at Newhaven|