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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Goring, Drayton and Ferring Rife

This morning was quiet at Goring, although a few Mediterranean Gulls were moving (11 actively heading west and 11 milling around). Two adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls were more notable and Common Gulls increased to three, all adults. A Grey Wagtail was heard overhead, two Pied Wagtails flew west and four Sand Martins and two Swallows tracked the beach west.  10 Little Egrets and four Oystercatchers were on the beach. five Gannets and four Sandwich Terns offshore was about as lively as seabird activity as got recently! It didn't look as though any Swifts were moving for a while but there was a mini-pulse of 13 birds west mid-watch.

adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
 
At the Wyevale Garden centre in Drayton, three Swallows and a Goldcrest were around the car park. The best of a short visit to Ferring Rife late morning was limited to a Linnet, two Whitethroats and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.