Thursday, 9 April 2020

West Worthing and Brooklands Park

From the garden, while having breakfast, I could see a Peregrine on a block of flats further down my road. When popping to the shop later on, a little nearer, I got really fantastic views of it.

adult Peregrine in West Worthing

A walk round Brooklands Park produced 51 species, including the adult Black-tailed Godwit thankfully still present on the lake and showing very well indeed. My first Swallow of the year dropped in and a singing Sedge Warbler was also a yeartick (but went unseen), a Siskin flew over the beach, a Fulmar and two Sandwich Terns flew past offshore, two Cetti's Warblers were in song and other bits included a Grey Wagtail, three Willow Warblers, a Little Grebe, five Blackcaps, singles of Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Grey Heron, a male Reed Bunting and five Meadow Pipits. Two Kestrels flew high north before later flying a little way out to sea then returning. A juvenile Woodpigeon was feeding on blossom.

adult Black-tailed Godwit at Brooklands Park

juvenile Woodpigeon at Brooklands Park