West Sussex

G. away skiing so early start to Farlington Marshes. Very cold, some rain, but mostly bright and clear. Trying out the Canon SX50…

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What’s that over there on the grass?
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Looks like it’s some Brent Geese…
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Yep… Definitely Brents!

A tagged Blackwit…

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A nice bright Greenfinch…

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Also of note, a number of RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and my first CHIFF-CHAFF of the year.

Later to Pucks Cottage, Knutbourne… A nice tagged GREENSHANK…

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In the afternoon a twitched (via birdguides) GREAT GREY SHRIKE, shot at pretty extreme range…

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and a (too far to photograph) juvenile BLACK-NECKED GREBE. Both at Watersfield, W. Sussex, near Pulbourgh. Went to Pulbourgh Brookes after, but not but much happening, except for more Chiff Chaffs heard, and a Bullfinch “just seen”, but not by me.