Friday, 14 February 2020

14th February 2020

ADUR ESTUARY: Whimbrel still, Greenshank still, Curlew still, two Dunlin, 15 Oystercatchers, a Grey Wagtail, 17 Snipe, 55 Redshanks, 128 Lapwings, 23 Teal, 15 Oystercatchers, a Little Grebe, nine Linnets and a Sparrowhawk (BirdTrack). Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35 Lapwings, a Meadow Pipit and a Reed Bunting (DKC).

ANGMERING PARK ESTATE: Two Sparrowhawks, two Red Kites and nine Buzzards (NB).

CISSBURY RING: 120 Common Gulls and a Mistle Thrush (BirdTrack).

THE DOWNS (SW of Steyning): 11 Lapwings, Fieldfare, Red Kite, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Stonechat among the species noted but no counts (BirdTrack).

FINDON PARK FARM: Three Corn Buntings, 13 Yellowhammers, Red-legged Partridges, a Buzzard, a Kestrel,  17 Skylarks, a Mistle Thrush, a Meadow Pipit and 13 Yellowhammers (BirdTrack).

LONG FURLONG: Seven Red Kites included birds feeding on the ground alongside a flock of 600 or so Starlings. One of two of the five Corn Buntings were in song and a Chiffchaff was calling from the garden of one of the cottages. A Raven cronked softly as it flew overhead and other birds included four Yellowhammers, five Buzzards, six Meadow Pipits, a flyover Cormorant, two Kestrels, two Green Woodpeckers and a scattering of lively Skylarks (DKC).

Red Kite at Long Furlong (DKC).

SALVINGTON: Blackcap still in garden (NB).

SHOREHAM HARBOUR: 15 Turnstones (SOS).

UPPER BEEDING: Birds on the flood relief wetland northeast of the village included a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, two Egyptian Geese, four Greylag Geese, seven Canada Geese, four Cormorants, a Sparrowhawk, two Mallards and two Moorhens (DKC).

WIDEWATER LAGOON: Three Red-breasted Mergansers and a Kingfisher (SOS).