|Purple Sandpiper on the jetty by Shoreham Fort|
I parked at Botolphs then walked south along the Adur to a little way south of the cement works, then back. This produced a handful of good birds, not least a 'Siberian Chiffchaff' just by the little forest school as I got back to the car. It turned out to be quite a vocal bird after watching it for a few minutes and I ended up with some sound recordings. The other surprise of the outing was a flock of at least 24 Corn Buntings spotted by fluke in on a fence bordering a distant field well east of the river towards Beeding Hill. Further highlights included a Common Sandpiper, three Stonechats, a Chiffchaff, 12 Redwings, a Red Kite, a Redshank, two Buzzards, 35 Meadow Pipits, a Reed Bunting, a family of five Mute Swans, three Grey Herons and two Kestrels (including nice views of an adult male).
|'Siberian Chiffchaff' at Botolphs|
|Common Sandpiper on the Adur near the cement works|