Thursday, 26 March 2020

26th March 2020

ADUR ESTUARY: Greenshank still (Bt).

EAST PRESTON: OSPREY flew over (G.Kinnard).

FERRING: 2 Red Kites over garden this morning (CH)

GORING: 4 Red Kites together other garden, followed by a Buzzard later on (DP)

GORING GAP: Eight Red-breasted Mergansers, a Treecreeper, a Pheasant, a Sparrowhawk and a Gannet (Bt).

OFFINGTON: 2 Blackcaps in garden present on and off since late December (AM)

Blackcap (AM)

3 Blackcaps were seen and heard on my dog walk this morning, 1 briefly in song in my garden, 1 at the end if Offington Lane/Rogate Road and one on Offington Avenue. The highlight for me was 4 Red Kites together drifting over north east very low (probably the same birds DP had over Goring), followed by 2 more to the north and another one over garden bringing the day total to 7 (NB)

SOMPTING ABBOTTS: A Firecrest, a Swallow, two Buzzards and four Mistle Thrushes (Bt).

WEST WORTHING: Garden highlights today included two Red Kites low east, a pair of Peregrines (the female carrying prey) and singles of Siskin, Linnet, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Jackdaw, plus two Meadow Pipits (DKC).

Peregrines over West Worthing (DKC)

Peregrine over West Worthing (DKC)

2cy Red Kite over West Worthing (DKC)