Monday, 7 May 2012
Saturday 5th May SWW 100 birds in a day-just.
An early start for the group, but too early for me so I caught up with them at church Norton at 8am. having just missed an Osprey twice, but in the course of the day added another 8 more to my year list which were:- Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Tern, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, and Nightingale.We got to around 80 for the day and thought our total was out of reach then more species came along and the 100 mark was in sight. But what an incredible sight was all the 4 hirundines at Pulborough Brooks in their 100s. On leaving the reserve and heading back to the car park at 6.15pm we were on 99 just as our first Jay flew across making it 100 for the day - then another went by just to confirm it. A great day with great company.