Amberley Wildbrooks

 A quick lunchtime trip to the old mill at Rackham was very quiet. Despite the recent excitement of an influx of White-fronted Geese into Sussex (110 birds arrived across various sites yesterday, brought in by easterly winds), Amberley Wildbrooks was devoid of geese and ducks, with only 2 Egyptian Geese seen. Quite a contrast to recent weeks. There is still a large flock of Lapwing here, periodically taking to the sky; 400+ birds I would guess. A cream-capped Marsh Harrier was around, and as it glided over the grass it flushed up a few Snipe. Apart from that, it was a pretty uneventful trip with the only other notable sightings being a few Raven, Redwing and Fieldfare. There were a group of Environment Agency workers out on the brooks which might explain the hush to some extent. 

Lapwing


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