14th + 15th May 2018

15th May 2018
Watched a Peregrine Falcon hunting over the Teville Gate site. It fell out of the sky in a characteristic stoop but pulled out at the last moment as a canny dove abruptly changed direction.
Also a total of seven individual Swifts. Two just South of Tarring Road and five over the Pavillion Road area where there were five last year for a number of weeks while I assume they were breeding. I did not identify a nest site then but I think it was just North of Jacob's Ladder. 
Sadly it is many years since the swift nests in Pavilion Road disappeared PT

On the subject of Swifts - a pair was seen prospecting a site on Goring Road, whilst at least 5 birds were seen over Worthing train station/ Morrisons, with 2 birds in the Salvington Road area...all potential resident/breeding birds NB

14th May 2018 - Cissbury Ring :

Swallow (25 including one flock of 12), House Martin (8 in one flock), Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Kite, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Bullfinch (male and female), Yellowhammer, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Starling, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jackdaw, Raven (1 moving West), Green Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (male and female), Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Herring Gull, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Stonechat, Wood Pigeon

Botanical highlight was several patches of early purple orchids in the woods on the South side of the ring PT


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