Friday 27 March 2020

West Worthing and Ferring Rife

There was quite a movement of Siskins over the garden this morning, with around 30 heading east. Later, the Peregrines were back overhead together, slowly cruising their home range; I'm curious where they're breeding. A Cormorant, a Rook and five Jackdaws flew east, and either the Blackcap was back or another briefly burst into song. On a roof opposite, a Stock Dove was unusual, and the female Sparrowhawk passed by a couple of times.

Peregrine over West Worthing

Cormorant over West Worthing

Rook over West Worthing

We cycled to Ferring Rife, where four Red-breasted Mergansers and a Great Crested Grebe were identified in a scope-less look offshore. There was little along the rife itself aside from five Moorhens, a Chiffchaff and a Linnet, though my first Peacock butterflies of the year were a treat.

Red-breasted Mergansers off Ferring Rife