Friday, 14 August 2020

Goring Gap and Worthing

First thing this morning, a Whinchat was closely tagging along with a Wheatear on the beach, following its every move, and further singles of both species later appeared. A Yellow Wagtail flew over and a Garden Warbler showed nicely in the northwest corner. Two adult Sanderlings, 16 Ringed Plovers and 39 Turnstones were on the beach. Four Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, three Sandwich Terns, two Common Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Mediterranean Gull were also noted.

In the afternoon, at home in Worthing, I noticed two Willow Warblers in next door's tree. I opened my mistnet and soon enough one went in and attained a AA ring.