Pulborough Brooks

A semblance of normality is starting to return at Pulborough with the familar pools, land features and hedgelines being revealed as the water recedes, and Lapwings and Redshanks pairing up to breed. Crows and Lesser black-backed Gulls are back to their antics of searching the grass for eggs, with some appearing to have stumbled upon some early treasure this afternoon at West Mead. I bumped into Alan and Warren on the way who gave me the heads up that a Little Ringed Plover was at West Mead, which I soon found feeding out to the left of the hide,  an area they seem to favour. There wasn't much from Winpenny, although I eventually picked out 3 distant Black-tailed Godwits, two of which were in their fine breeding plumage. On the way to the north brooks a male Kestrel was perched on a fence post and allowed me to get remarkably close. Viewing the north brooks the north sea winds started to bite so I didn't hang aroung long, but there were huge numbers of wildfowl, mainly hunkered down and far too many for me to stand around looking through. I headed back to the car, stopping briefly to marvel at the huge numbers of tits and finches using the feeders by the yurt. Treecreeper was the final addition to the list as I sat in the car.

Kestrel

Kestrel

Kestrel

Kestrel

Little Ringed Plover

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