From Worthing station it was a 5-10 minute walk to the beach were at first there seemed to be nothing but Black-headed Gulls! After 10 minutes of walking I heard the piping calls of Oystercatcher and saw a flock alight in the distance! Nearby a Crow was constantly cawing so I thought it would be rude not to photograph it!
Soon the Turnstones flew by; disturbed by Dog-walkers and disappeared back along the beach behind us. As we continued another flock flew by us; this consisted of Sanderling! They alighted further up the beach and there were exactly 20 in the flock! I did eventually after much error and little trial get close enough to a group of four to get an image but that was still a bit distant for a good image, especially in the little light allowed by heavy grey cloud.
We continued even further up the beach, and, flying not far away over the water was a stocky looking gull I identified as a Mediterranean Gull! Not a very good picture but it shows the stockiness, white wings, heavy bill and eye marking which define this species.
On the way back I saw a couple more species of gull: Herring, Common and Greater Black-backed, and on the way to the station I saw a small bird disappear over a roof and heard the characteristic call of a Pied Wagtail, this took my Year-list up to 40!
Yesterday we went to the Golf-course, there was not much to see but I saw some Goldfinches and a Rabbit! I quite liked this shot that I got.
Also in the morning I was walking to the kitchen to make some breakfast when I saw something moving on the feeder, I realised it was the G-s Woodpecker and grabbed the camera and snuck up to the window, I managed a fairly decent shot through the glass. Although rather unlike me I did slightly change the curves to this image. I wonder if this is the same female who visited my feeders last year?
Sorry the shots aren't that good, there just doesn't seem to be a break in the clouds!