Today, Friday, a brief trip at lunchtime after chores to see if any of the harbour's Great Northern Divers were on show. Sadly not and, had I checked GoingBirding I would have seen three were off the Oysterbeds at the same time!! This juvenile Shag was on a channel marker and the Mulberry Harbour had about 150 (visible) waders roosting on it, nearly all Turnstones. And no colour ringed gulls today. Last week's BHG was a two year old ringed as age class 3 near Widnes.
Wednesday's PB outing had plenty of the usual suspects but with heavy flooding the birds were all well scattered. Five Pochard were probably the most I've seen there ever. PJ/BJ had the three White-fronted Geese and two of the eagles from Rackham which is why we couldn't find them at Pulborough!!
*EDIT February 2014 saw 20 Pochard at Pulborough but only recorded in single figures on two other occasions.
Despite the very sunny conditions and in response to that, lots of visitors, the best on offer were a few Redwings and Fieldfares and two calling Ravens which chased each other all across the reserve and off towards Pulborough village. Still Red Admirals, Common Darters and Buff-tailed Bees on the wing
The view north bound from Bury Hill was stunning with so much flooding.
Below, South Brooks floods from restaurant and Westmead.