Wednesday, 5 February 2020

No Man's Land area

A fine and windless day tempted me onto the downs west of Titch Hill. The clear highlight was a 2cy male Hen Harrier which performed well early morning, presumably the bird seen regularly over the winter but not reported for a little while. Two Grey Partridges and three Egyptian Geese were also my first local sightings of the year, while heard-only Little Owl and Barn Owl were also Worthing area year ticks. A Peregrine, three Tawny Owls, a Lapwing, a singing Corn Bunting, three Red-legged Partridges, a Yellowhammer, a Fieldfare, 200 Linnets, 10 Reed Buntings, two Kestrels, seven Meadow Pipits, 24 Pied Wagtails and two Buzzards were other highlights.

2cy male Hen Harrier

2cy male Hen Harrier

Buzzards (2cy left, adult right)

adult male Kestrel

Brown Hare