Nightjars have been the focus of the last two weekends. Last Sunday we did our annual walk to Pulborough to get them on our on-foot list. It was a successful walk, with Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit and Golden Plover added to the list, but the Nightjars were a disappointment, with just churring and no views. The wind made our walk back through the night a slog without much interest. Last night we visited Iping Common (we were driving past anyway) and the Nightjar action was much better, with them even posing for us.
A singing Quail dragged us up to Cissbury today. We heard it, just, over the wind noise, but it wasn’t too rewarding. Far more rewarding was the Scarce Chaser we found on the way back home – a new dragonfly for us.