Thursday, 5 November 2020

Worthing, The Downs and Goring

An adult Peregrine was again near me in Worthing. I went on an afternoon walk on the downs near Steep Down again, hoping for another sighting of the Hen Harrier from the other day, but fog swept in to the valleys and hindered any chance. However, I did have around 30 Corn Buntings, a couple of Reed Buntings and a pair of Stonechats. I stayed for a little while after dark, hearing a Little Owl and two Tawny Owls. I picked Ingrid up in Goring later on, well after dark, hearing a Lapwing flying overhead when I opened the car door! I don't think this species is picked up on nocmig all that often and I was tempted to wonder whether it had been disturbed from somewhere due to the fireworks.