Monday, 14 December 2020


I took Beni the Samoyed for her first proper birding trip, to Sidlesham on the edge of Pagham Harbour, where I've been dying to twitch the Richard's Pipit there for days. Said bird was eventually found when Ed turned up, and offered good scope views, while a short walk further along the lane bagged us the Glossy Ibis in flight with at least 30 Cattle Egrets. 10 or so Yellowhammers, 20 Meadow Pipits and a Reed Bunting were around. Also three Stonechats, a Chiffchaff and some distant Curlew heard.