A single Spoonbill was feeding right in the middle of the harbour.
Next port of call....the North wall to find the Kingfisher in an attempt to get a photo of the bird with a fish in its beak which has alluded me to date! No sign of the Kingfisher let alone 'with fish in beak'.
Big flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover and a calling Spotted Redshank. However a chat with local birders Andy and Peter fuelled my desire to get across to Medmerry to locate the Black Redstarts and Great Norther Diver. The forecast indicated that today was the best day of the week and the light was good so I was off.
The tide was rushing in through the breach and the water was high but although the Great Northen was present, it was very distant and could only just be made out with binoculars...
|Distant Great Northern Diver|
The Black Redstarts however were a little more obliging and did enable a few almost acceptable photos.
|Black Redstart...why do they choose such unattractive perches!|
|Robin on a gravestone|
A Splendid Threesome.
...and then when almost to the beach....a Swallow!!!!....how late is that ...the last of the summer swallows!!
( I notice on the SOS web a Swallow was seen off Aldwick....probably the same one.)
Ended up overlooking the harbour watching masses of waders returning to feed as the high tide ebbed.
|Waders...in late afternoon sun...fantastic!|