We are delighted to have been invited to take part in this event in Brooklands Park and will be offering guided walks on the Friday 20th August to show people the birdlife at Brooklands. Why not come and join us?? Would love our page followers to come and enjoy this event. The RSPB and Shoreham and District Ornithological Society will be attending too

Full details can be found here : https://www.foodpioneers.org.uk/projects/bees-and-seas-event-2021/

26th July 2021

ADUR ESTUARY: A single Black-tailed Godwit was on river by the old toll bridge. Today’s count of Adur estuary wetland birds from the Norfolk Bridge, Shoreham. Whimbrels 8, Greenshank 2-3, Common Sandpiper 6, Dunlin 4, Redshank c30, Lapwing 12 minimum, Little Egret 13.

BROOKLANDS PARK: adult Yellow-legged Gull on lake early evng

LADYWELL: Ringing - Reed Warblers and Blackcaps were the most numerous species trapped and the first Willow Warblers confirming the emigration of warblers is truly under way. Thirty one of the total were birds hatched this year. The Ladywell Ringing team

STEEP DOWN: A Hobby and 2 Painted Lady butterflies

25th July 2021

ADUR ESTUARY: A Green Sandpiper briefly, several Mediterranean Gulls around between the river and airfield, a single Whimbrel around too

SALVINGTON: Just a single Swift hawking the skies over Rogate Road all afternoon 

WORTHING: 5 Mediterranean Gulls at Splash point plus a Whimbrel west

24th July 2021

ADUR ESTUARY: saltings: Greenshank 2, Redshank 31, Lapwing 21, Common Sandpiper 1+, Whimbrel 9 Dunlin 2, Mediterranean Gull single adult, Sandwich Tern 7 (1 juv). Nice watching birds appear as tide came in. Earlier walk along river up to cuckoo corner very few gulls, single Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper and the Seal. Richard Fairbank

GORING: A Clouded Yellow butterfly along path between Goring gap and Ferring, also 3 Swifts over Alinora Avenue. Nick Oliver/Dave Smith

23rd July 2021


Chalkhill Blue and Small Copper (Andy Ashdown)

GORING GAP: morning 1 Teal W, 8 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Gannet, 4 Oystercatchers, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Terns

WORTHING GOLF COURSE: 3 Swallows & 3 House Martins over, first for a while

22nd July 2021

ADUR ESTUARY: Upto 8 Mediterranean Gulls from the rspb viewpoint, also 2 Whimbrel and 3 Common Sandpipers

DURRINGTON: A Raven flew west over tescos this morning

21st July 2021

ADUR ESTUARY: Total of 21 Mediterranean Gulls between Town Quay and A27 incl 5 juveniles,  3-4 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank

SOUTH DOWNS WAY: A QUAIL was heard west of Sompting to Steyning road. Grid Ref TQ162102. Nick and Claire Oliver