Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Worthing and Cuckmere Haven

An hour at the end of my road in Worthing produced a Wheatear, a Common Scoter, a Dunlin, a Grey Wagtail, two Sandwich Terns and 73 Gannets.

I dropped Ingrid off in Brighton and spent the time before I needed to collect her at Cuckmere Haven. The highlight there was a showy adult Knot. Other waders included a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and eight Dunlin. A juvenile Peregrine had a brief go at a pair of Ravens, a Kingfisher flew along the river and a juvenile Common Gull was one of the very few I've seen so far this autumn. Two Yellow Wagtails flew over, four Rock Pipits were along the banks, 19 Swallows flew through and five Little Egrets were seen. Seven Little Grebes were having great success catching small fish in the main meander.