Yesterday I went to see the Red Kites just north of Goodwood and was rewarded with 5 birds. They were a bit distant for any decent photos but I managed a few 'record' shots.
Today started well with a good view of the Black Brant from the Spit hide. This bird has been reported throughout the winter and in fact there have probably been 2 birds for most of the time but I have not seem them together. Brent numbers are much reduced now and I suspect they will have almost all gone by the end of the month. A single Wheatear showed up in front of our bungalow this morning but wasn't seen again later..so probably it moved on quickly. A Little Egret came in off the sea and hopefully more will follow soon...for the past few weeks there has only been the odd one or two present in the harbour. A local birdwatcher let me know he had seen 2 Sand Martins over the lagoon during the morning.
I popped into Arundel again today to check on the Hawfinch situation and could only find one female...but they are still about which is good news.
A walk to The Burgh at Burpham produced a couple of singing Chiffchaffs but little else of interest but I did succeed in getting a reasonable photo of a stoat.