Another very warm start to this amazing October weather and today I joined a working party to commence clearance of the vegetation on Tern Island in Pagham Harbour. It was certainly hot work and we kept an eye on the tide to ensure we didn't get marrooned for hours on end! I guess next time (and there will be 3 or 4 sessions during the next few months) it will be considerably cooler...it was almost too hot and after 2 hours we had had enough.
23 Brent Geese were feeding not too far away and there was a Black Redstart and a Ring Ouzel in the Church Norton churchyard....alas I didn't see either!
During the afternoon Swallows were flying west along the beach in considerable numbers.