On Saturday the group visited the RSPB reserve Pulborough Brooks in Sussex. The highlight of the day was the weather! Warm and sunny and very still – a real delight after the last few overcast days. The flooded meadows were full of wigeon, teal and other wildfowl and an immature marsh harrier made sure that the ducks were given lots of flying exercise. Peregrine, merlin, buzzard, kestrel and red kite were all seen. I missed out on the red kite – did anyone see all six birds of prey?
Small birds were well represented with bullfinch (!), redwings and fieldfares, most of the usual woodland tits, nuthatch, and much more. The group managed to record 59 species of bird although Sally and I noted only 45 – I would have liked to have seen the kingfisher!
Follow us on our walk around Pulborough Brooks (needs Google Earth) coach trip
A great day and thanks to Sally for making it possible.