A walk without the camera to find Green Sandpiper at Beeding Brooks was successful, and threw in Pintail, Great White Egret and Marsh Harrier to boot. After a wet start, spent watching England’s woeful capitulation to India, it turned into a glorious warm day, and the sunset as we came back was beautiful. The warmth was enough to encourage the Toads to move towards their mating ponds, and we found three on the paths on the way back home. Fortunately, the phone camera was up to the job.
I’ll admit it, sometimes the commute from Worthing to Burgess Hill is a drag, particularly in winter. The frustration is increased when there is a flock of Waxwings in the area, but you never see them. Finally things worked out this week, when they were waiting in the car park for me on Wednesday morning (gloomy pictures though) and then in beautiful sunshine on Wednesday lunchtime. Maybe the drive isn’t so bad.