… sloth to be exact. I should have gone out looking for migrants this morning, but just couldn’t be bothered. Sitting with a coffee, looking at the back field found me very few migrants (it all happened last week), but I saw a raptor being mobbed over the Downs. A look through the scope confirmed that it was a Marsh Harrier, slowly moving west towards Cissbury. A new bird for the house: number 125.
The on-foot list had three heard-only species on this morning. Quail is probably going to stay that way, but I went out to the Monarch’s Way in the hope of seeing Yellow Wagtail to add to the heard flyby bird last week. At least 16 were in a field around the feet of the cattle. Migrants were down, but Findon gallops had 6 Whinchats and a Redstart. Cissbury Ring was a bit windy, but on the way back I stumbled across a Grasshopper Warbler, the other heard-only bird, which showed well, but eluded the camera.