A pair of Mallards were on the flooded freshwater stream that ran parallel with the river south of Cuckoo’s Corner.
There were a pair of Wrens at Cuckoo’s Corner car park, at least a pair of Long-tailed Tits in the naked trees as the Coombes Road crossed Ladywell Stream. The inevitable dozen or so Moorhens were on the lowland field behind the scout’s cabin. In the crow’s nests tree tops by the canopy on the southern approaches to Coombes, I could not discern if the black corvids were Crows or Rooks.
road verges on the incline to the Applesham farm junction were warrened
with rabbit burrows. A dozen plus Rabbits
A Grey Heron was on vigil on the banks of Passies Pond.
the cyclepath south of the Cement Works,
flowers amongst the grass were most noticeable. I could not find any leaves
for this plant. On the rotten logs on the cyclepath verges there
were numerous Trametes
bracket fungi and on the end of another log there
were some King Alfred’s Cakes;
a distinctive blackish-coloured fungus.
Back in Shoreham town, there was at least one Wren seen over twitten between Ropetackle and Victoria Road, next to the railway embankment.
On Kingston Buci beach, the tide went out as far as I had ever seen. There was very little life in the pools. A Grey Topshell (a usually abundant small gastropod) on an Oyster was unusual for this beach. There was Dogwhelk, Nucella lapillus, (common predatory gastropod) feeding on a Mussel and an adult Blenny, Lipophrys pholis, (small green fish) under a boulder.
the Hulk to the south-east of the Tollbridge
broken fences at Cuckoo's Corner
Botolphs, near the River Adur
|Lichens on concrete between Botolphs and the River Adur|
Near (south-west of on
the cyclepath) Beeding Cement Works