Pulborough Brooks

I visited Pulborough Brooks this evening. Even after hundreds of visits I am still struck by the abundance of birds in this square mile. Nightingales, nesting waders, singing warblers and fledglings everywhere. It's fantastic, but also a stark reminder of how deplete of nature everywhere else is around here. 

As I walked down the zigzag an adult Song Thrush was feeding a fledging, both completely unbothered by me being a few feet away. On the north brooks an Avocet was sitting on eggs (sadly, this morning Matt reported that the nest has been predated, probably by Crows). There was an adundance of Swallows, Sand Martin and House Martins feeding over the water that held a group of 20 Mute Swans, and Swifts were everywhere I looked. A Little Ringed Plover and a Redshank were noted too. On the south brooks I counted 15 Lapwing all joining forces to see off predators whilst a family of Egyptian Geese fed and still hirundines and Swifts were everywhere. Greater Stitchwort was everywhere and a carpet of Bluebells on the heath looked resplendent. 



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