Monday, 9 March 2020

Goring Gap, Patching and West Worthing

A glance at Goring Gap first thing produced two westbound Redshanks flying rather high and purposefully, two Mediterranean Gulls the other way, four Great Black-backed Gulls squabbling over a dogfish, and two Meadow Pipits.

At Patching, two Canada Geese, two Mallards and a Moorhen were on the pond. The sewage works still held the two Siberian Chiffchaffs, both appearing in body moult, along with at least seven nominate Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper, a Grey Wagtail, a Redwing and flyover Lapwing and Meadow Pipit.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Patching

In West Worthing, I caught a male Blackcap in the garden (along with three Robins and a House Sparrow), and a Grey Wagtail was heard again along Rogate Road.

2cy male Blackcap in West Worthing

female House Sparrow in West Worthing