Buntings were spotted on the beach at
in the morning. The strong wind made it difficult to keep my big lens steady
but I managed to get a few images (photo).
There were Little Grebes
on the lagoon along with a single Teal.
was delighted to see an Adder
slither off at the western end of the lower slope of Mill
Hill around noon.
It had been sunning itself in exactly the same place where I saw one in
2010. The spot gets the late Autumn sun
and is next to scrub for cover.
soared in circles over Buckingham Barn, north of Shoreham, and then disappeared
off to the north-east. A Kestrel
into a Hawthorn on
Hill and disturbed some small birds, but flew off with empty talons.
In the early afternoon, a
Red Admiral Butterfly
north to south over the lower slopes of Mill Hill.
Butterfly & Moth List 2011
Dolphin, Lagenorhyncus albirostris,
was observed by surveyors
their vessel about 15 miles south of Worthing. We had a small group of
Dolphins sighted some miles off shore between
Eastbourne and Dieppe back in April
this year. This species often bow-rides so it is interesting that both
local sightings of these dolphins were bowriding. This
species is not normally recorded in the English Channel.
& Dolphins in British Seas
was surprised to see a Kingfisher
arrow its flight north to south across the River
Adur on a lowish tide
(the mud flats were showing) by the the Riverside Business Centre (east
of the Surry Boatyard). It quickly disappeared behind the boats moored
against the pontoons on the south side of the estuary
work of the conservation workers on Mill Hill
is appreciated as they were burning cut Privet
at the foot of the lower slopes. I am still dismayed that there is no consultation
with the public as amongst all the scrubby thorn bushes a pair of attractive
have been felled, ones that looked particularly good in their spring May
emerald green Southern Hawker (dragonfly)
hawked along the western end of Nicolson Drive in residential