Climping, Amberley Wildbrooks and Hail's View

An early morning trip to Climping in the hope of migrants had to be cut short due to the squally conditions that made it challenging just to keep the scope still. I headed to Amberley where it was still fairly blustery. It didn't produce many migrants either just a couple of Chiffchaffs. There was a reward, however, in the form of a ringtail Hen Harrier which was seen briefly being mobbed by a Red Kite. In the afternoon I popped into Hail's View which continues to provide slim pickings. 11 Shelduck, 8 Lapwing and 3 Chiifchaffs were present. The dead Grey Heron that Matt found this morning was now well plucked. On the edge of the heath a male Kestrel was around, perhaps the partner of the female I've been seeing regularly in Black Wood. 




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