Saturday, 1 October 2011

October 1st 2011 - Resurrection Day

Having been unable to devote the time to blogging I lost interest. However, I can now spend some time logging my activities. September was a mixed month for birds. Great views of the Pallid Harrier at Burpham and the juvenile Grey Phalarope at Ivy Lake, Chichester gravel pits. The latter being very confiding and allowing some fine photographs. Apparently just a few hours after taking the shots the bird was consumed by a large Pike.  Another good sighting was that of the Wryneck, up on the downs behind Cissbury ring, close encounters but only record shots.

Grey Phalarope
A visit to Groyne No.4  on the last day of September produced a good sighting of a Wheatear on the shingle and a Black-tailed Godwit probing in the worm casts on the sand. The ubiquitous Turnstones were present along with 7 Oystercatchers and a single Sanderling.

Black-tailed Godwit


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