Monday, 23 November 2020

Pulborough Brooks RSPB and Amberley Wildbrooks

 A few hours at Pulborough Brooks produced a satisfying total of 66 species. Today's memorable moment was watching a flock of eight Woodlarks feeding on a muddy track in a field before a Sparrowhawk shot through and spooked them all, filling the sky with Woodlark alarm calls! Two Firecrests, 90 Black-tailed Godwits, two Ravens, 25 Fieldfares, 50 Lesser Redpolls and two Siskins were among the other highlights, along with a good number of ducks including dozens of Pintail. One male Green Woodpecker showed particularly well.


The day ended at Amberley Wildbrooks, where two adult Russian White-fronted Geese were with the masses of Greylag and Canada Geese from the Rackham Viewpoint and there was a similar assemblage of ducks on the flood. A Merlin landed in a tree, and two Red Kites and a Raven put in an appearance.