Amberley Wildbrooks

Amberley didn't produce the excitement I was anticipating this afternoon following reports of large influxes of migrants into Sussex and a juvenile White-tailed Eagle at Amberley again. The eagle had been perched in a tree near the abattoir most of the afternoon, but it was confirmed to have flown off 40 minutes before I arrived by a couple who asked me what the massive bird was they saw perched in a tree! I did spot a Merlin distantly, and there was certainly a noticable increase of singing Chiffchaffs with at least 9 noted. A pair of Egyptian Geese were seen with two goslings, and Teal numbers have reduced to about 60 from 90 at the weekend. The other notable observation was 7 Lapwing in a heavily grazed field on the NW side of the reserve, but there were no signs of breeding. 



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