This evening in the same area there were 14 species of wader on show - 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 of the Black-winged Stilts, 20+ Avocet (inc 4 pairs with young), 16 Little Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 11 Sanderling, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and a few Lapwing, Redshank and Oystercatcher.
Also present were 2 Wheatear, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and 30+ Mediterranean Gull, along with 24 Hares and 5 Clouded Yellows. (S&SaH)
Two views of the iconic Spitfire over Medmerry today (DM).
Monday, 28th July: A cooler, grey start to the week, with a brisk north-easterly and thunder rumbling ..... then the skies blackened, yet somehow the Peninsula missed out on the severe morning thunderstorms and flash floods that hit the county just a little further along the coast at Worthing and all points east! As the cloud eventually subsided it became warm, sunny and humid by afternoon, before the threat of more thundery showers later.
Wood Sandpiper, Medmerry (BFF). (This record shot is the best we could do between us in the circumstances, even though we both had a camera. I wouldn't even publish mine! OM)