Dirty twitchers

A couple of days’ seawatching over the weekend was slow going, but it’s always a treat to see Little Terns, and a Bonxie was a bit of a relief after the hammering they have taken from avian influenza.  A lack of energy for long-distance walking meant that we hopped in the car for a change and did some twitching: to Seaford for the White-crowned Sparrow and to Pulborough for a Wood Warbler.  This is getting harder to find in its alleged breeding grounds in Yorkshire, so it was good to get a passage bird, although it had stopped singing by the time we arrived.    It would have been a good day to walk, as there was a Pied Flycatcher and five Wood Sandpipers there too.

At home, there’s a couple of Grass Snakes around the pond, including this whopper.

White-crowned Sparrow
Wood Warbler
Grass Snake