I couldn't make it Saturday but I was down there before seven the next morning to see if it was still around. The thunderstorms over the Saturday night had probably prevented it from moving on and it was easy enough to find. Getting a picture was a lot harder. It was either a long distant shot from the field gate or try to get a shot over a high hedge with branches and wire fencing obstructing the view.
Neither option was really satisfactory but in the end I did get a reasonable record shot even though most of my attempts ended up in the wast bin.
Earlier in the week I had visited Pulborough Brooks and Pagham Harbour in an attempt to connect with some of the Spring migrants that were starting to arrive. Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers were around in good numbers but Hirundines were limited with House Martins being the only ones I saw.
Other nice birds around, a Great White Egret from the Hanger hide at Pulborough Brooks.
|Great White Egret|
|a lot of very vocal Dunnocks|
|and a few Buzzards soaring on the thermals.|
also my first Cuckoo of the year heard calling from the North Wall and lots of Cetti's heard but not seen - or at least not seen long enough to photograph.