Pulborough Brooks

A nice trip around Pulborough Brooks this evening with a good variety of birds. 5 Kestrels were perched up along a fence near Winpenny, a Pergrine showed up briefly before heading off towards West Chilt and a Buzzard was calling by West Mead. A Lesser Whitethroat appeared amongst a flock of Goldfinches by West Mead and the same or another was seen along Adder Valley. A Stonechat was a around here too which was unusual for this area of the reserve. On the north brooks were 2 Avocets, 3 juvenile Redshanks (which really threw me, I was thinking Ruff!), at least 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, a few Lapwing and about 30 Black-tailed Godwits. The Green Sandpipers were very active, flying up and calling incessantly, and it was very amusing to watch a Swallow hassle one and chase it off, presumably away from young. Canada Geese and Greylag Geese number starting to pick up.

Kestrel

Song Thrush

5 Kestrels

Dunlin

Scentless Mayweed

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