Pulborough Brooks

I visited Pulborough this evening for the first time since 1st April. 57 species were recorded in the 2 hours I was there, but unfortunately the main target, Wood Sandpiper, evaded me. It was undoubtedly still around as it was seen throughout the day and it's unlikely it would have headed off in the blustery conditions; it was probably roosted out of sight. It was still a great trip with a good number of waders comprising 9 different species, them being 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1, 2 or even 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, a Curlew, 2 Avocets, and the usual Redshank and Lapwing. Huge numbers of Sand Martins were feeding over the pools, I counted 80 all facing in the direction of the wind which allowed them to almost hover above the water. A couple of Shoveler and a Wigeon were still around. c15 Swifts were seen moving over, a bit of Nightingale song was heard from Jupps and a Peregrine was seen here too. 

Little Ringed Plover

Rain moving across Pulborough

2 Ringed Plovers?



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