A trip to RSPB Pulborough Brooks is a 'must' for my grand daughter at half term so, on Monday after checking for Waxwings in Durrington it was up to the brooks.
A Song Thrush met us whilst waiting for opening time
Next day with perfect lighting, it was over to the Long Pool at Sidlesham for the long staying Bearded Tits. Did they show? Not a 'ping'.
..but a passing adult male Marsh Harrier made up for their absence!
(a special thank you to Alan Kitson for 'phoning me to say I had posted this originally as a Buzzard!!...thanks Alan)
.....and incidentally the beach is vibrating to the sound of diggers and lorries carting tons of shingle from A to B in an effort to prevent some of the bungalows being swallowed up by the ever approaching sea, before something more permanent is put in place by September!
There is a promise of up to 100 visits by barges bringing in huge granite rocks from Norway and creating a
revetment in front of the most vulnerable properties which will have a life of 50 years. Hey ho!!
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