Tuesday 25 February 2020

Ferring Rife, Coombes and Widewater Lagoon

Ferring Rife first thing produced two Water Rails (heard), 12 Greenfinches, three female Stonechats, a Kestrel and two Grey Herons.

Ingrid and I went for a walk along the Adur between Coombes and Botolphs but soon aborted due to a series of sharp showers, only noting eight Redshanks and a Meadow Pipit in the short amount of time we were there.

We moved on to Widewater, which we figured would be less muddy, where seven Red-breasted Mergansers showed well, along with three Little Egrets and a Little Grebe.

adult (left) and 2cy drake Red-breasted Mergansers at Widewater Lagoon