Sullington and Chantry Hills

Very windy up the downs this afternoon and so not the best birding for the first leg of my trip around Chantry and Sullington Hills. Plentry of corvids and gulls around, with a few Common Gulls still around. Skylarks could still just about be heard singing in the  southerly gales and were a constant presence. On the sheltered side I could hear singing Yellowhammer and noticed a white bird which I initially thought was a gull but turned out to be a leucistic Pheasant. At the bottom of Chatry Hill just passed Chantry Mere a Chiffchaff was busy catching flies and there was a small flock of Redwings and lots if tit activity, including 2 Coal Tits. I pulled myself up the hill and was rewarded at the top with a Yellowhammer calling from atop a shrub.
Just Meadow Pipit added on the route back to the car, and it was baffling to see that all the scrub has been replaced with wire fencing along the footpath. 


Common Gull

Sullington Hill


Wire fencing at Chantry


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